Longing to Belong: The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature

Longing to Belong: The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature

by Sarah Juliette Sasson
     
 

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An emblematic figure of the 'bourgeois century,' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.See more details below

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An emblematic figure of the 'bourgeois century,' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137330802
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Series:
Nineteenth Century Major Lives and Letters
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
226
File size:
2 MB

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