Hugo, Céard, and the Title of Une Belle Journée

Contemporary studies of Céard's Une Belle Journee (1881) have emphasized elements of its construction, such as its repudiation of plot and its pessimism.

Kestner, Joseph A

The Cheap Grey Notebook: An Authorized Sequence in Rimbaud's Illuminations

Detailed study of the manuscripts of Illuminations suggests that the first twenty-nine and the last five texts are a fair copy whose sequence was established, probably by Rimbaud himself, with a view to publication.

Osmond, Nick

Sylvie: The Method of Myth

Thematic studies of Nerval's work often treat the mythic element as merely a Jungian-symbolic quality of imagination.

Thompson, Peter S.

Nerval: Transgression and the Amendment Riancey

The Amendement Riancey of 1851, prohibiting newspapers from printing romans-feuilletons by imposing fines upon the writer, enables Nerval to introduce the notion of transgression into accounts of his journalistic activities and

Dunn, Susan.

'Angels' and `Fillies' in Le Père Goriot

In Le Père Goriot women are often compared to "anges" or "chevaux." An examination of these two terms in the context of the novel reveals that they are demeaning both to the women so described and to the speakers who use them, m

Willis, Pauline Wahl.

Trapping Crayfish: The Artist, Nature, and Le Calcul in Balzac's La Rabouilleuse

In La Rabouilleuse, Balzac dramatizes his own (and many contemporaries') ambivalent stance, as artist, towards nature.

Magette, Dorothy.

Désir du sujet/sujet du désir: Melmoth réconcilié

Within the framework of communication theory the function of the prologue instituting the narrative and discursive models of competence actualized in Balzac's tale of fantasy is examined.

Perron, Paul

A propos d'une origine littéraire: Les Soirées de Médan

This article considers the question of origin by taking a literary example, the mythic story about the publication of Les Soirées de Médan (Zola, Maupassant, Huysmans, Hennique, Alexis, Céard).

Pagès, Alain


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