The Family in Crisis in Late Nineteenth-Century French Fiction

The Family in Crisis in Late Nineteenth-Century French Fiction

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ISBN-13: 9780521026802
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #57
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: fin de siècle, fin de famille?; Part I. The Promiscuous Narrative of 'Pot-Bouille': 1. Demon lover or erotic atheist?; 2. The rhythms of performance; Part II. Pleasures and Fears of Paternity: Maupassant and Zola: 3. Bel-Ami: fantasies of seduction and colonization; 4. Incest in Les Rougon-Macquart; Part III. The Blindness of Passions: Huysmans, Hennique and Zola: 5. The conquest of privacy in A Rebours; 6. Painting, politics and architecture; Coda: Bourget's Un Divorce and the 'honnête femme'; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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