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The rhetoric of sexuality in French Renaissance literature

Author: Lawrence D Kritzman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge studies in French.
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This 1991 book examines the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the literature of the French Renaissance by exploring the issues of gender, the body, and repression in many of the key  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence D Kritzman
ISBN: 0521356245 9780521356244
OCLC Number: 520474852
Description: xii, 260 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I. Phetorics of Gender: 1. Pernette du Guillet and a voice of one's own; 2. Rabelais and the representation of male subjectivity: the Rondibilis episode as case study; 3. Verba erotica: Marguerite de Navarre and the rhetoric of silence; 4. Pedagogical graffiti and the rhetoric of conceit; 5. Montaigne's family romance; Part II. Figures of the Body: A. Disfiguring the Feminine: 6. Architecture of the Utopian body: the blasons of Marot and Ronsard; 7. Fictions of the body and the gender of the text in Ronsard's 1552 Amours; B. The text as body: 8. My body, my text: Montaigne and the rhetoric of self-portraiture; Part III. Allegories of Repression: 9. Maurice Sceve: the rhetoric of dream and the language of love; 10. Sexuality and the political unconscious in Rabelais' Quatre Livre: three case studies: A. Pro-logos: excess and the golden mean; B. Rabelais' comedy of cruelty: the chicanous episode; C. Rabelais in Papimania: power and the rule of law; Bibliography of works cited.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French.
Responsibility: Lawrence D. Kritzman.


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"Kritzman's writing blends psychoanalytical models of our time with the rhetoric of the Renaissance...the study affords rich speculation on the affinities of eros and literary creation." Journal of Read more...

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