Women's Writing in Nineteenth-Century France

Women's Writing in Nineteenth-Century France

by Alison Finch
     
 
This is the most complete critical survey to date of women's literature in nineteenth-century France. Alison Finch's wideranging analysis of some sixty writers from Madame de Stael to Rachilde brings out the contribution of major figures such as George Sand as well as focusing on many other important but neglected writers. Her study opens up new perspectives on the

Overview

This is the most complete critical survey to date of women's literature in nineteenth-century France. Alison Finch's wideranging analysis of some sixty writers from Madame de Stael to Rachilde brings out the contribution of major figures such as George Sand as well as focusing on many other important but neglected writers. Her study opens up new perspectives on the interchange between male and female authors and illustrates the struggles of France's most brilliant women against an oppressive society. The book provides extensive reference features including bibliographical guides to texts and writers.

Editorial Reviews

Anne Green
Few would disagree with the closing sentence of this lucid, nuanced and generous book: "What these women achieved was remarkable."
Times Literary Supplement
From the Publisher
"In this fine collection of essays that are both descriptive and critical, we get a sharp view of worlds of being which are so amazing, so amusing, and so memorable, that one can only admire Finch for her control over her materials, particularly in translation, which plays such an important role in the craft of exegesis." International Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521024549
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in French Series, #65
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

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