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Writers and Heroines: Essays on Women in French Literature

Writers and Heroines: Essays on Women in French Literature

by Shirley Jones Day
     
 

These nine essays examine the image of women in French literature from the early fifteenth century of Christine de Pizan to the late eighteenth century of Isabelle de Charrière. While the seminal importance of La Princesse de Clèves in the canon of women's writing is indicated by its being discussed in three of the articles, the interactive

Overview

These nine essays examine the image of women in French literature from the early fifteenth century of Christine de Pizan to the late eighteenth century of Isabelle de Charrière. While the seminal importance of La Princesse de Clèves in the canon of women's writing is indicated by its being discussed in three of the articles, the interactive nature of men's and women's writing is revealed in the remarkable literary heroines created by Guilleragues and Crébillon fils. The aim of the volume is to open doors of discussion, not only on to periods of literature where the woman writer remains a shadowy figure, but also between different periods of literature and different critical approaches to the question of women as writers and heroines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820442143
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
177

Meet the Author

The Editor: Shirley Jones Day's interest in the role of women writing in French literature began when she wrote her doctoral thesis on the group of women writers who followed Mme de Lafayette. Her study of women's fiction in France during the closing decades of the seventeenth century, The Search for Lyonesse, was also published by Peter Lang.

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