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Fragment et autobiographie dans l'œuvre de Ballanche: étude et textes inédits

The autobiographical Fragments (1808-09) occupy a marginal but essential place in the work of Ballanche (1776-1847).

Paulson, William R

Le blanc de la complainte

Using an exemplary poem of Jules Laforgue (1860-87), the author studies the mechanisms of "l'écriture poétique." She situates "Les linges, le Cygne" in its context (L'Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune, 1885) and in its intertext (

Bem, Jeanne

The Spectacle of Self: Decadent Æsthetics in Jean Lorrain

Like many characters in "fin-de-siècle" fiction, the heroes of Jean Lorrain are torn between their physical exhaustion and appetite for new stimulation and experience.

Ziegler, Robert E

Sapho: Les maladies de la volonté

Alphonse Daudet's Sapho (1884) portrays the deterioration of a man's ability to live according to the moral standards of the middle class from which he comes.

Berrong, Richard M

Sang, mort et morbidité dans Madame Gervaisais

Attempts to focus on the causes of the heroine's progressive hysteria in the Goncourts' last novel, Madame Gervaisais.

Coulont-Henderson, Françoise

Maupassant and the Divided Self: `Qui sait?'

Traditionally critics of Guy de Maupassant's narrative "Qui sait?" (published in 1890, two years before his unsuccessful suicide attempt and subsequent confinement) have maintained that its protagonist's bizarre behavior reflect

Kurk, Katherine C

'Le Mauvais Vitrier': A Literary Transfiguration

Baudelaire's anti-social action against the glazier (i.e. dropping the flower pot) cannot be fully explained by deeming it an acte gratuit or a manifestation of the imp of the perverse.

Heck, Francis S

Adolphe L'Étranger

The stranger motiv is an essential aspect of Adolphe.

Guggenheim, Michel

Narrative as Moral Action in Mérimée's Colomba

Mérimée's Colomba (1840) explores the nature of guilt, justice and truth, and their relationship to literature.

Crecelius, Kathryn J

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