Writers of the French Enlightenment (Dictionary of Literary Biography)

Writers of the French Enlightenment (Dictionary of Literary Biography)

by Samia Spencer
     
 

Covering well-known French writers of the Enlightenment such as, in this volume, Denis Diderot, as well as lesser known figures such as Pierre Bayle, this dictionary by Spencer (Auburn U.) contains 42 alphabetical entries detailing the career accomplishments of those that promoted or fought against the values of the French enlightenment. Spencer has made a special… See more details below

Overview

Covering well-known French writers of the Enlightenment such as, in this volume, Denis Diderot, as well as lesser known figures such as Pierre Bayle, this dictionary by Spencer (Auburn U.) contains 42 alphabetical entries detailing the career accomplishments of those that promoted or fought against the values of the French enlightenment. Spencer has made a special effort to include more women writers than would normally be found in such a work. The entries are primarily devoted to the written productions of the individual profiled and offer lists of their publications, biographical essays that highlight the development of the writer's ideas, and a bibliography of works on the writer. This volume covers Charlotte-Elisabeth Aïssé to Marie-Charlotte-Pauline Robert de Lézardière. Other figures treated include Paul-Henri Thiry, Jean-Francois de La Harpe, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Isabelle de Charriére, Sophie Cottin, Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, Louise d'Epinay, and Bernard Le Bovie de Fontenelle. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787681319
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
Dictionary of Literary Biography Series, #313
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Plan of the Seriesxv
Introductionxvii
Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-1983)3
Chingiz Aitmatov (1928- )9
Vassily Aksyonov (Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov) (1932- )15
Andrei Amalrik (1938-1980)35
Natal'ia Vladimirovna Baranskaia (1908- )40
Vasilii Ivanovich Belov (1932- )46
Andrei Georgievich Bitov (1937- )52
Iurii Vasil'evich Bondarev (1924- )64
Lidiia Chukovskaia (1907-1996)72
Iulii Daniel' (Nikolai Arzhak) (1925-1988)77
Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev (1918-1998)83
Evgeniia Ginzburg (1904-1977)89
Lidiia Iakovlevna Ginzburg (1902-1990)95
Anatolii Tikhonovich Gladilin (1935- )103
Daniil Granin (1918- )108
Irina Grekova (Elena Sergeevna Venttsel') (1907-2002)115
Fazil' Abdulevich Iskander (1929- )120
Iurii Pavlovich Kazakov (1927-1982)138
Anatolii Kuznetsov (A. Anatoly) (1929-1979)150
Vladimir Emel'ianovich Maksimov (1930-1995)155
Nadezhda Iakovlevna Mandel'shtam (1899-1980)164
Vladimir Rafailovich Maramzin (1934- )172
Iurii Markovich Nagibin (1920-1994)177
Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov (1911-1987)187
Vera Fedorovna Panova (1905-1973)194
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)202
Valentin Grigor'evich Rasputin (1937- )230
Anatolii Naumovich Rybakov (1911-1994)242
Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov (1907-1982)250
Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin (1929-1974)266
Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov (1915-1979)280
Andrei Siniavsky (Abram Tertz) (1925-1997)296
Vladimir Alekseevich Soloukhin (1924-1997)317
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918- )324
Arkadii Natanovich Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Natanovich Strugatsky (1933- )356
Vladimir Fedorovich Tendriakov (1923-1984)366
Iurii Valentinovich Trifonov (1925-1981)373
Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov (A. Sanin) (1937-1972)387
Georgii Vladimov (1931-2003)397
Vladimir Nikolaevich Voinovich (1932- )406
Sergei Pavlovich Zalygin (1913-2000)422
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinov'ev (1922- )429
Checklist of Further Readings437
Contributors443
Cumulative Index447

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >