Zola's Biological Vision of Politics

The first of Zola's Rougon-Macquart novels introduces a number of themes recurring throughout the cycle, among them that of the relationship between sexual pathology and the striving for social reform The adolescent Sylvère, who

Gerhardi, Gerhard C.

From Premonition to `Réminiscence': A Prose Poem by Stéphane Mallarmé

"Réminiscene," a late piece of Mallarmé's prose poem cycle, Anecdotes ou Poèmes of Divagations, constitutes a transformation of his early prose poem, "L'Orphelin." The young poet's obsessive theme of orphanhood has become in "Ré

Franklin, Ursula.

Y a-t-il impressionnisme littéraire? Le Cas Verlaine

The use of the term impressionism for the visual arts suggests nuances of colors and variations of moods. In applying the term to poetry one is aware that words evoke not only emotions but ideas.

Festa McCormick, Diana F

Gérard de Nerval et le Temps dans Sylvie

In Gérard de Nerval's Sylvie, time acts as the organizing principle, both in the thematic expression and the structural order of the narrative.

Fine, Ellen.

Pudeur et amour romantique

Romantic love needs pudeur (modesty and/or reserve) to be romantic. In the steps of Rousseau the Romantics, from Chateaubriand to Stendhal and Balzac, likened human love to the love of God.

Rossard, Janine.

Author and Audience: A Perspective on Stendhal's Concept of Literature

As a young man Stendhal held views on literature that were neo-classical in orientation. From these orthodox views he derived the belief that the proper subject of literature is a person's internal life.

Talbot, Emile J


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