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The giants of French literature : Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, and Camus

Author: Katherine L Elkins
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2010.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this series of lectures, Elkins details the lives and works of the premier French writers of the last two centuries. Professor Elkins discusses the attributes that made classics of such works as Balzac's Human comedy, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Proust's In search of lost time, and Camus' The stranger. Literary immortals all, these four French authors produced works that reflected their times and exerted a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Gustave Flaubert; Marcel Proust; Albert Camus; Honoré de Balzac; Albert Camus; Gustave Flaubert; Marcel Proust
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine L Elkins
ISBN: 9781440726071 9781440726088 1440726078 1440726086
OCLC Number: 568987288
Notes: In container (26 cm.).
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Katherine L. Elkins, Kenyon College.
Description: 7 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (56 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm).
Details: Compact disc.
Contents: Lecture 1. Themes and influence --
Lecture 2. Honoré de Balzac : life and early work --
Lecture 3. Honoré de Balzac : The wild ass's skin and Père Goriot --
Lecture 4. Honoré de Balzac : The human comedy --
Lecture 5. Flaubert : life and times --
Lecture 6. Flaubert's Madame Bovary --
Lecture 7. Flaubert's Sentimental education --
Lecture 8. Proust : life and work --
Lecture 9. Proust : In search of lost time, part one --
Lecture 10. Proust : In search of lost time, part two --
Lecture 11. Camus : life and work --
Lecture 12. Camus's The stranger and The myth of Sisyphus --
Lecture 13. Camus's The plague, The fall, and The first man --
Lecture 14. Legacy and questions raised.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Responsibility: by Katherine L. Elkins.
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In this series of lectures, Elkins details the lives and works of the premier French writers of the last two centuries. Professor Elkins discusses the attributes that made classics of such works as Balzac's Human comedy, Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Proust's In search of lost time, and Camus' The stranger. Literary immortals all, these four French authors produced works that reflected their times and exerted a continuing and lasting influence on all the generations that followed.

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