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The city in French writing : the eighteenth-century experience

The city in French writing : the eighteenth-century experience

Author: Síofra Pierse
Publisher: Dublin : University college Dublin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The city intrigues and fascinates in every era. In this book, the author explores images of urban life and the city as depicted in 18th-century French writings, with particular reference to Paris,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Síofra Pierse
ISBN: 1904558089 9781904558088
OCLC Number: 469430009
Notes: Mention parallèle de titre ou de responsabilité : Ecrire la ville au dix-huitième siècle.
Contient des textes en anglais et en français.
Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: XII-195 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Siofra Pierse --
pt. 1. Urban Mobility --
1. Descript and non-descript in 'La Vie de Marianne' and 'Le Paysan parvenu' / Will McMorran --
2. 'Du Fouet a la plume': Coaches and coachmen in 'L'Histoire de Guillaume, cacher' / John P. Greene --
3. Le Monde marginal du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut / Josephine Grieder --
4. Parisou l'education du lecteur / Ioana Galleron Marasesci --
pt. 2. Moral Fragility --
5. Enforceable daily life: Regulating the ideal city in the eighteenth-century French utopia / Anne Taylor --
6. Restif de la Bretonne's Les Nuits de de Paris': A very urban 'promenade solitaire' / Siofra Pierse --
7. Representing morals: The Palais Royal, capital of vice / Lana Asfour --
8. Geneve audix-huitieme siecle: De la cite de Calvin au foyer des Lumieres / Graham Gargett.
Responsibility: ed ; by Síofra Pierse.
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