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
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
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.
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
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.