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Solitude in Society

A Sociological Study in French Literature

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ISBN 9780674864771

Publication Date: 05/25/1978

237 pages

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  • Introduction
  • I. A Social History of Solitude
    • 1. Antiquity and the Middle Ages
    • 2. L’Ancien régime: Agreeable Wilderness, Pleasant Solitude
    • 3. Modern Times
  • II. Solitude in the Twentieth-Century French Novel
    • 4. Du côté de chez Swann: The Unknowable Other
    • 5. La Condition humaine: Solitude or Solidarity?
    • 6. Journal d’un curé de campagne: The Saint’s Gethsemane
    • 7. La Chute: The Egocentric Individual
    • 8. Le Planetarium: Solitude in the World of Commodities
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Index

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