Society of Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Readings in Pleasure and Power During the Reign of Louis XIV

Society of Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Readings in Pleasure and Power During the Reign of Louis XIV

by Kathryn A. Hoffmann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312165079
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(2)
Note on Quotations and Translations xi(4)
On the Notes xv
Introduction 1(10)
I. Spectacle of Power, Harems of Language 11(50)
1. Sun-Eye and Medusa-Head: Louis XIV's Memories
13(28)
2. The Doors of the Seraglio: Racine's Bajazet
41(20)
II. Pathways of Pleasure 61(36)
3. Between the Sacred and the Profane: Moliere's Dom Juan
63(18)
4. Alchemy of Desire: The Bourgeoisie in the Festival
81(16)
III. Of Fasts, Feasts and Palimpsests 97(30)
5. Writ(h)ing on the Belly: Pascal's Provinciales
99(12)
6. Of Chocolate and Lexicography
111(16)
IV The Body Decays 127(38)
7. A Distraught Apollo: Rupturing the Heroic, Writing Praise
129(18)
8. The Death of the Spectacle Body: Epitaphs and Political Erotica
147(18)
Conclusion 165(6)
Notes 171(52)
Works Cited 223(14)
Index 237

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