Gérard de Nerval: La Métaphore magique

For Nerval, the inner world of dreams reflects the outer world of the spirits hidden behind the apparent, contingent reality perceived by the senses.

Baer, Marie-France Etienne

Lamartine and the Negro

Many French writers have dealt in their works with the question of slavery. Some have defended this institution; few have denounced it openly as a crime against humanity.

Lafontant, Julien J

Pleasure/Time or Egoism/Love: Rereading La Peau de chagrin

The two options proposed by the antiquaire in the early pages of La Peau de chagrin between consumption and renunciation and based on a pleasure/time calculus do not represent, as has been generally believed, the main opposition

Talbot, Emile J

French Flower Books of the Early Nineteenth Century

During the first two decades of the nineteenth century, French publishers issued many books about flowers – flower poetry, folklore, and language of flowers – for gentlefolk.

Seaton, Beverly G

The Unconfessed Précieuse: Mme de Staël's Debt to Mlle de Scudéry

The article traces the influence of Mlle de Scudéry's works on Mme de Staël's Corinne.

Borowitz, Helen O

The Para-Story in Constant's Adolphe

The present article takes up B. F. Bart's concept of the para-story (the narrative mode of the might-have-been) and applies it to Constant's Adolphe.

Jones, Grahame C

Disenchanted Narcissus: Adolphe

Constant's novel Adolphe occupies a distinguished position in a literary tradition in which the French excel, the novel treating in concise form a difficult problem of psychology and ethics.

Niess, Robert J

Lilith: Her Literary Portrait, Symbolism, and Significance

As a narrative, poetic, or dramatic theme, the legend of Lilith is a late development that occurs in the Talmud and is expanded by the Cabalists.

Braun, Sidney D

Twi-light and the Anima: Baudelaire's Two Poems Entitled `Le Crépuscule du soir'

Baudelaire's verse and prose poems entitled "Le Crépuscule du soir" (Les Fleurs du mal, XCV and Petits poèmes en prose, XXII) describe twilight reveries inspired by the approach of night in the metropolis.

Gatti-Taylor, Marisa

Le motif de la chaleur et de la serre chaude dans Madame Bovary de Flaubert

The article examines the theme of warmth (chaleur) and its leitmotif, the theme of the hot-house (serre chaude), as symbolic expressions of Emma's striving to attain an ideal state of existence (emotional and social) in the mids

Lusis, Liga


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