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Fairy tales, sexuality, and gender in France, 1690-1715 : nostalgic utopias

Author: Lewis Carl Seifert
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in French, 55.
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Between 1690 and 1715, well over one hundred literary fairy tales appeared in France, two-thirds of them written by women. This book explores why fashionable adults were attracted to this new literary genre and considers how it became a medium for reconceiving literary and historical discourses of sexuality and gender. Integrating socio-historical, structuralist, and post-structuralist approaches, Seifert argues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Carl Seifert
ISBN: 052155005X 9780521550055 052102627X 9780521026277
OCLC Number: 33897421
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Marvelous realities: toward an understanding of the merveilleux --
2. Reading (and) the ironies of the marvelous --
3. The marvelous in context: the place of the contes de fees in late seventeenth-century France --
4. Quests for love: visions of sexuality --
5. (De)mystifications of masculinity: fictions of transcendence --
6. Imagining femininity: binarity and beyond.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French, 55.
Responsibility: Lewis C. Seifert.
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