The Romantic Art Of Confession

Author: Susan M. Levin
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571131898
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A fascinating analysis of major works of European Romanticism entitled "confessions."

Elle Et Lui

Author: George Sand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544977553
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a voiture, Laurent lui dit qu'une affaire impr�vue le retenait encore deux heures � Paris, et qu'il le rejoindrait � sa maison de campagne dans la soir�e.Laurent n'avait pourtant aucune affaire. Il s'�tait habill� avec une h�te fi�vreuse. Il s'�tait fait coiffer avec un soin particulier. Et puis il avait jet� son habit sur un fauteuil, et il avait pass� ses mains dans les boucles trop sym�triques de ses cheveux, sans songer pourtant � l'air qu'il pouvait avoir. Il se promenait dans son atelier tant�t vite, tant�t lentement. Quand le prince D... fut parti en lui faisant dix fois promettre de se h�ter de partir lui-m�me, il courut sur l'escalier pour le prier de l'attendre et lui dire qu'il renon�ait � toute affaire pour le suivre; mais il ne le rappela point et passa dans sa chambre, o� il se jeta sur son lit.--Pourquoi me ferme-t-elle sa porte pour deux jours?

Comedies Proverbs

Author: Alfred de Musset
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) is traditionally considered one of the major French Romantic poets, but his primary renown today is as a dramatist. Here David Sices provides a splendid new English edition of seven of Alfred de Musset's finest and most enduring comedies.

Confessions Of A Mask

Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201186
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When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior

How The Russians Read The French

Author: Priscilla Meyer
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299229337
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Russian writers of the nineteenth century were quite consciously creating a new national literary tradition. They saw themselves self-consciously through Western European eyes, at once admiring Europe and feeling inferior to it. This ambivalence was perhaps most keenly felt in relation to France, whose language and culture had shaped the world of the Russian aristocracy from the time of Catherine the Great. In How the Russians Read the French, Priscilla Meyer shows how Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Lev Tolstoy engaged with French literature and culture to define their own positions as Russian writers with specifically Russian aesthetic and moral values. Rejecting French sensationalism and what they perceived as a lack of spirituality among Westerners, these three writers attempted to create moral and philosophical works of art that drew on sources deemed more acceptable to a Russian worldview, particularly Pushkin and the Gospels. Through close readings of A Hero of Our Time, Crime and Punishment, and Anna Karenina, Meyer argues that each of these great Russian authors takes the French tradition as a thesis, proposes his own antithesis, and creates in his novel a synthesis meant to foster a genuinely Russian national tradition, free from imitation of Western models. Winner, University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies


Author: Benjamin Constant
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960345
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Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.

Enfants Terribles

Author: Susan Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801865398
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As the postwar mass media in France imagined her, the teenage girl was no longer a demure and daughterly jeune fille. Instead, she was an enfant terrible, a "bad girl"—implying that she was unapologetically and unsentimentally no longer a virgin. Focusing on the role of gender in representations of youth in post-World War II France, Susan Weiner traces how, after 1945, young men and women came to symbolize different aspects of social order and disorder in a country traumatized by the Nazi Occupation and Cold War paranoia, seduced by consumerism and Americanization, and engaged in an undeclared war in Algeria. While overtly political discourses about "youth" generally referred to middle-class young men, Weiner argues that it was in media representations of "bad girls" that anxieties over the loss of a morally and socially coherent national identity found their expression. Enfants Terribles looks at French culture from the Liberation to 1968 through images of the teenage girl which appeared in a broad range of texts and institutions: magazines such as Elle and Mademoiselle, newspapers, novels, popular essays, popular music, surveys, and film. Weiner highlights the new importance of youth as a social category of identity in the context of the postwar explosion of the mass media and explores the ways in which girls both defined and disrupted this category.

Musset Five Plays

Author: Alfred de Musset
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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An infant prodigy of French romanticism and much inspired by Shakespeare and Schiller, Alfred de Musset wrote the first modern dramas in the French language. This anthology of previously unpublished translations brings together the best of Musset theatre, which is also some of the best of French theatre of the nineteenth century. It is the first substantial collection of Musset's work to be made available in English translation and includes his masterpiece, Lorenzaccio, often referred to as the French Hamlet. The selection is introduced by Claude Schumacher.