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Aimer et mourir : love, death, and women's lives in texts of French expression

Author: Eilene Hoft-March; Judith Holland Sarnecki
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimer et Mourir offers a wide-ranging selection of essays that collectively address how, from the Middle Ages to the present, the notions of love and death get inextricably associated with the narratives that are women's lives. Some of the essays tackle male writers' representations that link women and, in particular, women's sexuality, with death, resulting in the figures of the femme fatale, the woman in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoft-March, Eilene.
Aimer et mourir : Love, Death and Women's Lives in Texts of French Expression.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eilene Hoft-March; Judith Holland Sarnecki
ISBN: 9781443804578 1443804576
OCLC Number: 761229762
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 329 pages)
Contents: Mechanical beauty or death of love : villiers de l'Isle-Adam's L'Eve future / Vera A. Klekovkina --
(Re)producing death in Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart / Susie Hennessy --
Vampires suck but not as much as the men who use them : the narratological strategy of the vampire chez Gautier / Julia diLiberti --
"Death and the maiden" : murder and eroticism in the work of Amélie Nothomb / Amaleena Damle ́ --
The mother as Femme fatale : God, Eros, and Thanatos in Marcelle Tinayre's La maison du péché / France Grenaudier-Klijn --
Writing motherhood : Marie Darrieussecq's Le bébé / Helena Chadderton --
Sheherazade's double : remembering Assia Djebar's "Dismembered woman" / Judith Holland Sarnecki --
Re-inscribing the body : a study of Leïla Marouane's Le Châtiment des hypocrites / Jane E. Evans --
Death defines her : representations of the widow in early modern French literature / Kathleen M. Llewellyn --
The narcissistic quest for love in LaFayette, Capécia, and Condé / Eileen Ketchum McEwan --
Repeating death, remembering love : Catherine Clément on survival / Eilene Hoft-March --
The dance of life and death in Nancy Huston's Visages de l'aube and Dolce agonia / Patrice J. Proulx.
Responsibility: edited by Eilene Hoft-March and Judith Holland Sarnecki.

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