2001

The Other Other: Baudelaire, Melancholia, and the Dandy

Charles Baudelaire, one of nineteenth-century France's most prominent dan-dies, cites melancholia as one of the most striking features of dandyism.

Hadlock, Philip.

La Proie et l'ombre. Durtal et la confusion gastro-sexuelle

In this article, we argue that the familiar conception of food as a prelude to the sexual act assumes obsessive and problematic proportions in Huysmans's 1891 novel Là-Bas.

Smeets, Marc.

Le Ventre de Paris de Zola: Il y a eu un mort dans la cuisine

Si dans ce roman de la dévoration le mythe de l'Ogre apparaît, entre autres, dans l'image de Quenu vendant de la chair humaine après la mort de son oncle sur la planche à hacher, il n'en est pas moins évident que la vraie victime du hâcho

Rollins, Yvonne Bargues.

Paternal Perspectives on Divorce in Alphonse Daudet's Rose et Ninette (1892)

This short novel represents Alphonse Daudet's general reflection on family life since the advent of the Loi Naquet of 1884 which reinstated the possibility of divorce, and his particular warning to his son, Léon, whose stormy marriage to

White, Nicholas.

The Season of the Soul in J.-K. Huysmans's La Cathédrale

Through an examination of the use of plant imagery, this essay argues that, of all of Huysmans's novels, La Cathédrale is the most concerned with processes of artistic rarefaction, converting things into symbols, and stone into air.

Ziegler, Robert.

La Symphonie politique: Notes sur le Beethoven de Victor Hugo

This paper attempts to show that while the young Victor Hugo proved oblivious to music in general and that of Beethoven in particular, the mature writer of William Shakespeare (1864) tried to make amends for reasons having more to do with

Prévost, Maxime.

Entre paraître et disparaître: Le 'Testament' de Nina de Villard

The eclipse of Nina de Villard and the paradoxical petrification of her image (she is better known as Manet's "La Dame aux éventails") is explicable in terms of the social and artistic environment of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Harismendy-Lony, Sandrine.

Vérité de l'art et rhétorique du vraisemblable: Une (re)lecture de Cinq-Mars

La théorie de la vérité dans l'art que Vigny expose dans la préface de Cinq-Mars s'inscrit dans la tradition d'une rhétorique du vraisemblable qui exclut les descriptions gratuites.

Cambien, Michel.

The CAPital Letter: Balzac's Le Colonel Chabert and the Names of a Rose

This article examines sounds, names, and the writing of them in Le Colonel Chabert in order to uncover a subtext of primitive nightmare and fairy tale.

Lastinger, Michel.

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