Zola and Blasco Ibañez: A New Look

Countless pages have been devoted to either affirming of denying Blasco Ibañez's indebtedness to Zola.

Esteban, Manuel A

Emile Zola and the Paris Commune: the La Cloche Chronicles

Zola's La Cloche chronicles provide a clarification of his attitude toward the Paris Commune.

Weinberg, Henry H

Baudelaire's L'Etranger as Parlor Game

In Baudelaire's prose poem, "L'Etranger," the initial question, the conspicuous monotony of questions and answers, the extreme banality, and the form (interrogation-response in dialogue) are all elements that suggest its having

Cargo, Robert T

Les Fleurs du mal and the Exotic: The Escapist Psychology of Visionary Poet

The development of the escapist psychology of Les Fleurs du mal corresponds to an autobiographical account of real and illusory experiences.

Henry, Freeman G

La Partie de trictrac: Nouvelle aux résonnances tragiques

A cursory reading of Mérimée's La Partie de trictrac may lead us to concur with Taine's conclusion that cheating at backgammon and the ensuing loss of personal honor are the central incidents of the story.

Mihram, Danielle

Time and Félix de Vandenesse: Notes on the Opening Lines of Le Lys dans la vallée

The aim of the article is to show that Félix de Vandenesse's narrative is much less undisciplined and artless than some critics have claimed.

Heathcote, Owen N

Vigny Stello and Existential Freedom

Vigny's Stello reflects personal, literary, and political dilemmas arising around 1830. Vigny's answer in Stello is one of "no answer" or a "theory of uncertainty" that is basically one of existential freedom and authenticity.

Nugent, Robert

Le Vide Intérieur: Self and Consciousness in René, Atala, and Adolphe

Atala, René, and Adolphe explore the "vide intérieur" created by Romantic self-consciousness.

Scanlan, Margaret

The Question of Mimesis in Gautier's Contes Fantastiques

The subject of mimesis arises in fantastic literature because the protagonist usually confronts that which threatens the basis of his perceptions of reality.

Lowrie, Joyce O

L'Amour ploymorphe d'Alfred Jarry

The theme of love is a constant throughout Jarry's major works; however, each one examines love from a unique angle. As love metamorphoses from work to work, it gives evidence of a particular facet of Jarry's own personality.

Stillman, Linda Klieger


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