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Fragment et autobiographie dans l'œuvre de Ballanche: étude et textes inédits

The autobiographical Fragments (1808-09) occupy a marginal but essential place in the work of Ballanche (1776-1847).

Paulson, William R

La Théorie de l'imprégnation

The article attempts to bring into focus the theory of impregnation, a theory that quickly shows itself to be a myth.

Olrik, Hilde H

Le blanc de la complainte

Using an exemplary poem of Jules Laforgue (1860-87), the author studies the mechanisms of "l'écriture poétique." She situates "Les linges, le Cygne" in its context (L'Imitation de Notre-Dame la Lune, 1885) and in its intertext (

Bem, Jeanne

'L'Ennemi': Convergence and Divergence in the Obstacles to the Poet's Creative Output

Baudelaire's "L'Ennemi" is based on two different metaphors depicting the poet's increasing difficulties in producing poetry.

Browning, Gordon

Le Jeu et le discours féminin: la danse de l'héroïne staëlienne

Aggressive self-affirmation through play, through the amplifying yet protective screen of mimicry, is an æsthetic and ethical principle of the heroines in the novels of Madame de Staël.

Szmurlo, Karyna M

Narration as Subject in Flaubert's "La Légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier

The ending of Flaubert's "La Légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier" suggests that narrative itself is a central subject of the story: Flaubert introduces a first-person narrator who contemplates, in memory, a stained-glass windo

Marston, Jane E

Laforgue and His Philosophers, or the `Paratext' in the Intertextual Maze

This essay tracing and identifying the sources of Schopenhauer, Hegel and Buddhism in the work of Jules Laforgue finds the principal vehicle of transmission to consist of "paratexts" (introductions, commentaries, guides, preface

Franklin, Ursula

The Spectacle of Self: Decadent Æsthetics in Jean Lorrain

Like many characters in "fin-de-siècle" fiction, the heroes of Jean Lorrain are torn between their physical exhaustion and appetite for new stimulation and experience.

Ziegler, Robert E

Sapho: Les maladies de la volonté

Alphonse Daudet's Sapho (1884) portrays the deterioration of a man's ability to live according to the moral standards of the middle class from which he comes.

Berrong, Richard M

Sang, mort et morbidité dans Madame Gervaisais

Attempts to focus on the causes of the heroine's progressive hysteria in the Goncourts' last novel, Madame Gervaisais.

Coulont-Henderson, Françoise


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