The Comic as Poetry: Bergson Revisited

Bergson's Le Rire separates comic and lyric; modern poets combine them. Bergson describes tone mixtures, surprise word plays, self-conscious language, etc. – all poetic today.

Jones, Louisa

L'Angoisse métaphysique dans Les Aveugles de Maeterlinck

Maeterlinck's play "Les Aveugles" reveals through a study of its various elements, the author's very personal metaphysical vision of the world.

Hadar, Tayitta

The Conflict over Food in the Work of J.-K. Huysmans

The work of J.-K. Huysmans is marked by a conflict over food that the author is able to solve only through the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Rossmann, Edward

Rimbaud and the Johannine Christ: Containment and Liberation

The singular paradox that marks all of Rimbaud's poetry and which also takes into account all possible sources for his work is his effort to come to terms with the figure of Christ.

La Charité, Virginia A.

Signs and Signals in La Chartreuse de Parme

Many characters in La Chartreuse de Parme are attentive to particular verbal signs and indices and to the various functions of communication that predominate in each of the three main sections of the novel.

Kogan, Vivian

Une source bouddhiste possible d'un poème de Théophile Gautier

In 1838, at the age of twenty-six Théophile Gautier published, in his collection of poetry La Comédie de la mort, the poem "L'Hippopotame," which has many points in common with the chant "The Rhinoceros" (by an unknown author),

Bassan, Fernande.

Sade et Chateaubriand

At the present time, the philosophic and literary importance of Sade is unappreciated and subject to academic neglect. He seems quite distant from an through pain and anguish.

Goldschläger, Alain

Chaos Blackens, Dawn Whitens, The Resplendent Flame Purifies . . . An Alchemical View of Gérard de Nerval's Tale Le Marquis de Fayoll

An alchemical analysis of Le Marquis de Fayolle in which the characters and events evolve in accordance with the three main transformatory phases that alchemists have depicted in terms of color: Chaos Blackens, Dawn Whitens, the Resplendent flame

Knapp, Bettina L

Alfred de Vigny and the July Revolution, 1830-1831

The July events and the behavior of the king during the Revolution induced in Vigny a critical attitude toward the "legitimate" monarchy of Bourbon. 1880 marked the start of "the most philosophical epoch" in Vigny's life.

Sokolova, T. V. (Translated from the Russian by Max Oppenheimer, Jr.)


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