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French romantic travel writing : Chateaubriand to Nerval

Author: C W Thompson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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In the first half of the nineteenth century most leading French Romantic authors wrote travel books. French Romantic Travel Writing is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the travelogues they produced and the reasons for, and significance of, this trend. Whilst 'the journey' was one of Romanticism's central images, suggesting as it did a dynamic, expanding, and evermore complex world in which artists'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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French romantic travel writing.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)772515080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C W Thompson
ISBN: 9780191642029 0191642029
OCLC Number: 775504988
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2012 R.H. Gapper Book Prize.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 453 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Select Chronology; 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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A pioneering overview of the travel books produced by fourteen French Romantic writers - including Chateaubriand, Stael, Stendhal, Hugo, Nerval, Sand, Merimee, Dumas, and Tristan - whose journeys  Read more...

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