Baudelaire's `Feline': The Lady or the Tiger

In Baudelaire's prose poem, "L'Horloge," "la belle Féline" has traditionally been interpreted as an allusion to an unidentified female, perhaps Jeanne Duval.

Mitchell, Robert L

Quelques aspects de l'américanisme romantique

A number of writers and thinkers of the Romantic period in France – Hugo, Quinet, Duguet, Barrault – envisaged America as the land of the future where a great religious transformation might take place.

Crossley, Ceri

Mérimée's Romantic Theater: The Present State of Scholarship

Surveying the critical literature of the past twenty years, this article reviews scholarship devoted in whole or in part to Prosper Mérimée's romantic dramas: Le Théâtre de Clara Gazul (1825-1830), La Jaquerie, scènes féodales,

Cooper, Barbara T

Les Paysages dans Sylvie

The meaning of the landscapes in Sylvie is examined in terms of a series of homologous contrasts: remembered landscapes, characterized by feminine presence and nature-culture continuity, contrast with the landscapes of "reality,

Chambers, Ross

Reflections on Madame de Rênals's First Name

The appearance of Madame de Rênal's first name but once in Le Rouge et le Noir is Stendhal's device for penetrating the mind of its speaker, her husband, to reveal his inner feelings regarding her and their relationship.

Horn, Pierre L

Balzac's Villains: The Origins of Destructiveness in La Comédie humaine

Balzac's destructive and malevolent characters in La Comédie humaine, male and female, have in common an excessive masculinity that is consistently disassociated from femininity.

Moss, Martha N

Louis Lambert: The Legend of the Thinking Man

Honoré de Balzac's novel Louis Lambert (1832) narrates the legend of the thinking man: a being who has so overdeveloped his intellect that he can only survive in the rarefied atmosphere of abstraction.

Knapp, Bettina L

Taine and His Fate

Taine's reputation as a dogmatic, self-assured scientiste is the main reason for his unpopularity in the undogmatic, skeptical intellectual climate of today.

Evans, Colin

The Blue Illusion of Fromont jeune et Risler aîné

This novel supposedly marks a high point in Daudet's realism, and appeared only two years after he began to meet regularly with Flaubert, Turgenev, E. de Goncourt, and Zola.

Haig, Stirling

Un `poème' inédit de Henry Monnier

The "pierreuse" mentioned in the Goncourts' Journal with regards to Henry Monnier refers, in fact, to a short "poem" (30 lines) by Monnier.

Gendron, Maurice C


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