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Women's writing in nineteenth-century France

Author: Alison Finch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in French, 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a survey of women's literature in nineteenth-century France. Alison Finch's account opens new perspectives on the interchange between male and female authors and on women's literary traditions during the period. She discusses popular and serious writing: fiction, verse, drama, memoirs, journalism, feminist polemic, historiography, travelogues, children's tales, religious and political thought - often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Finch
ISBN: 0521631866 9780521631860
OCLC Number: 42643274
Description: xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prejudice and reassessment --
Conditions for women writers --
The early nineteenth century: the age of Napoleon and the aftermath of revolution (1800-1829). --
Overview, 1800-1829 --
"Foremothers" and Germanine de Staël --
Writing about history: Henriette de La Tour du Pin --
Mad matriarchs and other family members: Sophie Cottin --
Rank and race: Claire du Duras --
The invisible women of French theater --
Mid-century: George Sand and her contemporaries (1830-1869). --
Overview, 1830-1869 --
George Sand, presiding genius --
Confidence and the women writer: Amable Tastu and Sophie Ulliac-Trémadeure --
Shame, embarrassment and Sophie's misfortunes: the comtesse de Ségur --
Adventure and travel: Flora Tristan and Léonie D'Aunet --
The journalist: Delphine de Girardin --
Feeling and poetic technique: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore --
Women and politics --
Naturalism and symbolism: the beginnings of a new era (1870-1899). --
Overview, 1870-1899 --
A new boldness: Marcelle Tinayre, Louise Ackermann and Gyp --
Experiment: naturalism, symbolism and Marie Krysinska --
Cruelty to humans and animals: Louise Michel --
Rachilde and the horror of gender confusion --
Postscript: England --
Legacies.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French, 65.
Other Titles: Women's writing in 19th century France
Responsibility: Alison Finch.
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