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The Hidden Reader

Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, Flaubert

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674731561

Publication Date: 05/30/1988

226 pages


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  • Approaches
  • Opening Signals in Narrative
  • Natalie, or Balzac’s Hidden Reader
    • La Peau de chagrin: The Novel as Threshold
  • Hugo’s William Shakespeare: The Promontory and the Infinite
    • The Edifice of the Book
    • V.H.: The Effaced Author or the “I” of Infinity
    • Sartre, Hugo, a Grandfather
  • The Will to Ecstasy: Baudelaire’s “La Chevelure”
    • “Le Cygne”: The Artifact of Memory
    • Lyricism and Impersonality: The Example of Baudelaire
  • Erosion and Discontinuity in Flaubert’s Novembre
    • From Novembre to L’Education sentimentale: Communication and the Commonplace
    • Idyll and Upheaval in L’Education sentimentale
    • Flaubert and the Articulations of Polyvalence
    • The Temptation of the Subject
  • Stendhal, Reader of Rousseau
    • Vie de Henry Brulard: Irony and Continuity
  • T. S. Eliot and the Romantic Heresy
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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