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2009

Esthétisation, immaculation, transfiguration dans La Confession de Claude de Zola

Parue en 1865, La Confession de Claude a longtemps été jugée comme la tentative plus ou moins ratée d’une application par Zola de sa nouvelle doctrine naturaliste à l’écriture romanesque.

Long, Daniel

The Symptomatic Doctor

As the nineteenth-century French literary tradition becomes increasingly focused on the project to know the body – to make it intelligible as a cultural sign and as a vehicle of consciousness and subjectivity – it progressively

Hadlock, Philip G.

'Un Artiste en matière de chiffons': The Rag-Picker as a Figure for the Artist in Champfleury's La Mascarade de la vie parisienne

The representation of Topino – in Champfleury’s 1859 novel, La Mascarade de la vie parisienne – as a figure for the realist writer is one of a number of representations of the rag-picker in the literature of the July Monarchy an

Bielecki, Emma M.

'Cautériser la plaie': The Lorette as Social Ill in the Goncourts and Eugène Sue

Throughout the nineteenth century, French writers projected their fears of contagion and social instability onto the figure of the prostitute, fantasizing that these problems could be eradicated through her destruction, containm

Sullivan, Courtney A.

Rodolphe Töpffer and Romanticism

This essay seeks to outline Rodolphe Töpffer’s relationship with Romanticism in light of the discourse surrounding his introduction to France’s literary scene.

Willems, Philippe.

Stendhal's Heroines: Escaping History Through History

This article argues that Stendhal saw historical insight as offering nineteenth-century French women the means of understanding their present condition, of deriving a maximum of happiness from it, and ultimately of moving beyond

Scott, Maria C.

The Abyss of Freedom: Legitimacy, Unity, and Irony in Constant's Adolphe

Despite its superficial similarities with Rousseau’s Confessions, Constant’s Adolphe functions in fact as a devastating critique from within of the entire autobiographical project.

Landy, Joshua

Les Sœurs Vatard de Huysmans, ou Paris sous les bruits

Regarded as a painter of nineteenth-century Paris, J.-K. Huysmans writes repeated impressionist scenes in his novel Les Sœurs Vatard. His eyes are visiting working-class districts in detail.

Solal, Jérôme

A French Lazarillo: Translation and Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France

The first installment of Louis Viardot’s translation of the sixteenth-century Spanish novel El Lazarillo de Tormes appeared in Le Siècle in the summer of 1836, weeks before the publication of Balzac’s Une Vieille Fille inaugurat

Lerner, Bettina R.

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