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1981

The Deliquescence of Décadence Floupette's Eclectic Target

The term décadence has been abused in regard to its viability as a discrete literary phenomenon.

Mitchell, Robert L

Une `danse macabre': L'Assommoir de Zola

The connotative richness of Zola's "langue verte" in L'Assommoir creates a network of literal and symbolic references to the traditional motif of the Dance of Death that both dehumanizes and universalizes the dancer.

Rollins, Yvonne B

Maupassant Ludens: A re-examination of Pierre et Jean

The purpose of this article is to examine the hidden complexities of a novel that has long been thought to possess none, namely, Maupassant's Pierre et Jean.

Donaldson-Evans, Mary

Stendhal et Baudelaire: la dédicace `Aux Bourgeois.' La problématique d'un texte

In this dédicace Baudelaire speaks as a critic interested in winning to his point of view the bourgeois who can support the arts.

Jasenas, Eliane

Ecriture et musique dans Les Maîtres Sonneurs de George Sand

George Sand's country novel Les Maîtres Sonneurs is a very interesting book. The melodies, the folklore, the story are influenced by the Orphic myth more than by the life of countrymen.

Dauphiné, James

Le Journalisme et la vente de l'âme chez Balzac: Signes/Signatures/Significations

La Comédie humaine nous montre que l'aliénation des hommes s'explique à partir de données historiques et socio-économiques précises.

Campagna, Andrew F

Madame de Staël `vue' par John Adams: Deux lettres inédites de John Adams à Francis Adrian Van der Kemp (1752-1829)

This short article is based on one excerpt from one letter of Adams to the judge, and on the full text of another by same to same. Both have to do with Mme de Staël and the Neckers.

Johnson-Cousin, Danielle P

Ballanche ou le traducteur caché

Ballanche attempted to reevaluate the institutions and beliefs of the earliest societies, beliefs that he considered, if not universal, at least beneficial for modern society where they were lacking.

Paulson, William R

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