Flora Tristan: Forgotten Feminist and Socialist

Flora Tristan was an early French feminist of the 1830s and a socialist prophetic of Karl Marx.

Weil-Sayre, Sylvie, and Marie Collins

L'Humour dans le dernier roman de Stendhal

The object of this article is to discover through an analysis of Stendhal's comic techniques the role that humour plays in his last novel Lamiel.

Pistorius, George.

Dualistic Patterns in La Peau de chagrin

La Peau de chagrin is structured initially around the fundamental antinomy of possession and contemplation, of action and thought – represented by the magic skin itself – and is apparently resolved in dialectical fashion.

Haig, Stirling

Madame Bovary versus The Woman of Rome

In "Emma Unglued" (Saturday Review, 2 Dec. 1972), Alberto Moravia attacks Flaubert's Madame Bovary, finding the bovarysme of Emma clumsily superimposed.

Shriver, Margaret M.

The Structure of Romantic Decadence

The eighteenth-century man of feeling, caught between desire and incapability, looked for modes of organizing experience that emphasized coherence and proportion.

Garber, Frederick M

Villiers de L'Isle-Adam: Le domaine du fantastique et les limites de la science

Villiers de l'Isle-Adam opposes a spiritual to a scientific attitude, an opposition that serves to define or delineate the domain of death.

Hubert, Renée Riese.

'Une dentelle s'abolit' de Mallarmé

"Une dentelle s'abolit" is representative of the later poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), the poetry in which he came closest to accomplishing his purposes as a poet.

Rehder, Robert M

Weaving Imagery in Fromentin's Dominique

Eugene Fromentin's Dominque is an anti-Romantic work that none the less has many Romantic aspects. It uses first-person narration, its subject is illicit passion, and an aura of fatality is at times present.

Grant, Richard B., and Nelly H. Severin.

Mérimée and the Supernatural: Diversion or Obsession

Prosper Mérimée was noted for his rationalism and skepticism; yet he sustained a lifelong interest in the supernatural and used the subject in over half of his fictional works.

Rosenthal, Alan S.

Some Classical Aspects of Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's undisputed chef d'œuvre Cyrano de Bergerac, is usually and justifiably termed a neo-romantic play: a return to the dauntless, poetic, and somewhat bombastic vein of Hugo's Hernani and its contemporaries.

Williams, Patricia Elliott


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