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A Lion for Love

A Lion for Love

A Critical Biography of Stendhal

Robert Alter

ISBN 9780674535756

Publication date: 10/08/1986


  • This excellent short biography…brings out both the charms and the complexities of Stendhal. The tone of the book is discreetly admiring, but ironic enough when need be to remind one of the saving and consummate irony of its subject.

    —John Sturrock, New York Times Book Review


  • Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous critical works, including the prize-winning The Art of Biblical Narrative.

Book Details

  • 320 pages
  • 6 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press
  • With Carol Cosman

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