Rimbaud and the Third Republic

An investigation of Arthur Rimbaud's life does not support the assertion that he could "find no place under the bourgeois Third Republic." He lived sixteen years under the Second Empire.

St. Aubyn, F. C

The Kaliph Hakim and History as a Cyclical Happening

Nerval's concept of time enabled him to turn back the pages of history; to view past events not in a linear frame of reference, but rather in cyclical or mythological terms.

Knapp, Bettina L

Nerval's Peristyle

The impact of Classical or Southern mythology on Nerval's Chimères is studied in terms of (1) his mythic bricolage or syncretistic style, (2) the problem of personal identity, (3) the presence of Orientalism or of religions stre

Hartman, Geoffrey

The History of Art in Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris

The art historical digressions in the work are examined in terms of their functionality. "Time" is defined as an extra-human, natural phenomenon.

Holdheim, W. Wolfgang

Soldier, Scholar, Horseman, He

A double view of Napoléon as seen by Stendhal and Tolstoy. The first, whose whole life followed the curve of the Emperor's ascent to power and fall from it, is deeply marked by the heroic project.

Lamont, Rosette C

Madame de Genlis, William Beckford, et Vathek

William Beckford conceived the tale of Vathek at Christmas 1781. The Countess of Genlis had published in 1780, in French, and in 1781, in English, a short play called Vathek.

Bruneau, Jean

Victor Hugo: History and the Other Text

The undoing of the text and the destruction of the book are closely related, in Hugo's work, to the theme of revolution. The important "Le Verso de la page" was literally dismantled.

Brombert, Victor

Une révélation en marche: les débuts d'Andre Suarès

Les Pélerins d'Emmaus and the Lettre sur les Anarchistes, André Suares's first published works, in spite of their structural and stylistic differences, are connected by their epiphanic motif and informed by a strong Tolstoian in

Maurin, Mario L

The Present as Past: Anatole France's Histoire Contemporaine

The weekly satirical articles that Anatole France published between 1896 and 1900, commenting on current happenings, were turned into an unusual four-volume novel entitled Histoire contemporaine (1897-1901).

Sachs, Murray


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