Some Reflections On The Conclusion To La Chartreuse de Parme

The conclusion to Stendhal's La Chartreuse de Parme creates a sombre, despondent mood, with most of the principal characters dead.

Greaves, A. E

Système des personnages secondaires et satire sociale dans La Curée

La Curée souligne une démarche originale de l'écriture zolienne. Malgré le titre allusif de son roman, Zola évite la technique du bestiaire pour décrire ses personnages secondaires.

Elkabas, Charles

Revolution and Revolt in Stendhal's Lamiel

Unlike Julien Sorel, whose revolt is generally given socio-historic significance, the heroine of Stendhal's Lamiel has aroused interest principally because of the morality – or otherwise – of her behavior.

West-Sooby, John

Conflict, Gender and Transcendence in Le Rouge et le Noir

Numerous aspects of Le Rouge et le Noir still puzzle readers: why is Mathilde so obsessed with violence? why is Christ alluded to in connection with Julien? why is the latter sometimes represented as feminine, and Mathilde as masculine?

Thompson, Christopher W

Balzac's Go-Between: The Case of Honorine

This article examines four interlinked themes in Balzac's Honorine: space, time, language and sexuality. Each theme is shown to combine or cross categories. Firstly, space or distance both weaken and strengthen a sense of personal identity.

Heathcote, Owen

Realism and Hypertrophy: A Study of Three Medico-Historical `Cases'

This article places three nineteenth century French country doctors, viz., Benassis in Balzac's Le Médecin de campagne (1833), Charles Bovary in Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857), and Pascal in Zola's Le Docteur Pascal (1893) in the context of medic

Furst, Lilian R

Soliticing Readers for Jean Lorrain's La Maison Philibert

While prostitution is not an uncommon motif in the fiction of the late nineteenth century, Jean Lorrain may be the most well-informed annalist of "(l)a Belle époque . . . irriguée par des bidets" (Jullian).

Ziegler, Robert E

Rachilde: Comment `Refaire l'Amour'

Despite the apparent pornographic, misogynistic framing of Rachilde's texts, her writing is a statement of feminine desire. Her work specifically (if cryptically) address the mother-daughter relationship.

Stillman, Linda Klieger


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