French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

by C. W. Thompson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199233540
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/20/2012
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

C.W. Thompson is Emeritus Professor of French, University of Warwick. He is the author of Le Jeu de l'ordre et de la liberté dans La Chartreuse de Parme (1982), Lamiel fille du feu. Essai sur Stendhal et l'énergie (1997), Walking and the French Romantics, Rousseau to Sand and Hugo (2003), and the editor of L'Autre et le sacré: Surréalisme, cinéma, ethnologie (1995).

Table of Contents

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I. Introduction
II. The Birth of a Fashion (1): Empire and Exile
III. The Birth of a Fashion (2): High Hopes Restored
IV. From Fashion to Ritual: Itineraries and Incentives
V. The Pleasures and Challenges of Subjectivity: From Dreams, Humour, and Self-Consciousness to Autobiography
VI. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (1): Switzerland and the Romantic 'North'
VII. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (2): The 'Orient' and Spain Towards the 'Orient'
VIII. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (3): The 'Orient' of the Maghreb and the Old Levant
IX. Women Travellers and Autobiography
X. The Wish to Guide and to Inform: The Genre under Pressure
XI. Nature, Science, Vision
XII. Intertextuality and the Quest for Literary Energy
XIII. Avatars to Decadence and Future Directions
Select Bibliography
Index

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