Les Nouvelles de George Sand: fictions de l'étrangère

Abstract: 

George Sand's five very distinct novellas, La Marquise (1832), Lavinia (1833), Métella (1833), Mattéa (1832) and Pauline (1841), share one important aspect. The main character in each text is a female who appears either as a foreigner and/or stranger in her world. This study examines the notion of the foreigner in Lavinia, Mattéa, Metella, and the stranger in Pauline and La Marquise. The characters' search for a space and identity of their own, outside the social norms, parallels the author's own quest. Sand sought not only a new position for women in society but a new fictional voice and space in a literary world dominated by men. (In French) (SCW)

Author: 
Witkin, Sylvie Charron
Release Year:
Volume: 
1995 Spring-Summer; 23(3-4): 365-72