Baudelaire, Sartre and Camus (Philosophy Lectures and Commentaries)

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This book presents a brief introduction to each writer, centring on a particular work (Les Fleurs du mal, Les Mains sales, La peste) and imediately followed by a commentary on an extract (the Baudelaire poem chose is 'Le Cygne'). Professor Rees ends by presenting some pointers on the nature of twentieth century French literature in general, as a guide to the student beginner.
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Overview


This book presents a brief introduction to each writer, centring on a particular work (Les Fleurs du mal, Les Mains sales, La peste) and imediately followed by a commentary on an extract (the Baudelaire poem chose is 'Le Cygne'). Professor Rees ends by presenting some pointers on the nature of twentieth century French literature in general, as a guide to the student beginner.
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Journal of European Studies

“The general accounts of Sartre and Camus are models of collectedness and lucidity, uncluttered and firm . . . ” –Journal of European Studies
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“The book is well written and competent . . .” –Choice

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“The book is well written and competent . . .” –Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708306017
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1976
  • Series: Philosophy Lectures and Commentaries
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Forward by Eryl O. Davies, H.M.I., Chief Inspector, Wales

Introduction

The Poetry of Baudelaire
 
Commentary on Baudelaire 'Le Cygne'
 
Jean-Paul Sartre and 'Les Mains Sales'
 
Commentary on a Scene from 'Les Mains Sales'
 
Albert Camus and 'La Pests'
 
Commentary on a Passage from 'La Pests'
 
A View of Twentieth-Century French Literature

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