L' Aube De La Modernite, 1680-1760

L' Aube De La Modernite, 1680-1760

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The purpose of this collective work is to throw new light on a period which is defined, neither in historical, nor in ideological terms, but along specific literary criteria. Across the XVIIth and the XVIIIth century, a new perspective appears on the status of literature and its relation to the author. Literature overflows the traditional limits of the so called "belles lettres" and the classical rules inherited from the tradition. Starting with The battle of the books, or with the new psychology of Marivaux's comedies and journals, the way is paved for a new form of writing that will eventually promote a new kind of drama, rooted in real life, as well as a considerable extension of the realm of satiric inspiration. The famous "Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes" is a token of this profound change. While the prestige of the author is raised (as in Pope's case), the domain of literature is extended to the field of social and economic life, giving models and advice even on trivial and utilitarian matters. These trends are studied in a broad European perspective by a team of scholars coming from various horizons and cultures.show more

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  • Hardback | 562 pages
  • 170.18 x 243.84 x 35.56mm | 1,088.62g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • French
  • 1588111008
  • 9781588111005

Table of contents

1. 1. Introduction et perspective du livre; 2. 2. The Battle of the Books ou La conquete de nouveaux espaces (by Knabe, Peter-Eckhard); 3. 3. Aspects politiques, economiques et sociaux (by Dumont, Georges-Henri); 4. 3.1. Le modele anglais; 5. 3.2. Le modele francais; 6. 3.3. Les differentes versions du despotisme eclaire; 7. 3.4. La recherche d'un devenir neuf; 8. 4. La traduction dans l'Europe francaise (by Stackelberg, Juergen von); 9. 4.1. La revolte des philologues; 10. 4.2. Le triomphe des Belles Infideles; 11. 4.3. La France mediatrice; 12. 4.4. L'Italie francaise; 13. 4.5. L'Allemagne et la fin des Belles Infideles; 14. 5. La Genese de l'esthetique moderne (by Knabe, Peter-Eckhard); 15. 5.1. Le classicisme; 16. 5.2. Le changement de paradigme; 17. 5.3. Les mediateurs culturels; 18. 5.4. Le gout et le genie; 19. 5.5. L'imitation de la nature et la poetique des genres; 20. 6. Les genres litteraires; 21. 6.1. Les textes narratifs (by Martin, Angus); 22. 6.1.1. Les formes narratives traditionnelles; 23. 6.1.2. Sources documentaires; 24. 6.1.3. Narrations orales, manuscrites, populaires; 25. 6.1.4. Narrations imprimees et tradition ecrite; 26. 6.1.5. La naissance du genre romanesque moderne; 27. 6.1.6. Sources documentaires; 28. 6.1.7. Les etapes d'une evolution; 29. 6.1.8. Publics et critiques; 30. 6.1.9. Conclusion; 31. 6.2. La litterature dramatique; 32. 6.2.1. Le combat pour le theatre (by Moureau, Francois); 33. 6.2.2. Les formes theatrales anglaises, 1660-1780 (by Merrett, Robert James); 34. 6.2.3. L'aube de la modernite en Italie (by Luciani, Gerard); 35. 6.2.4. Le theatre espagnol a l'aube des Lumieres: un theatre sous influence(s)? (by Herzig, Carine); 36. 6.2.5. Nouveaute et theatre au Portugal: un long chemin seme d'embuches (by Gonzalez, Christophe); 37. 6.2.6. Le theatre en Allemagne (by Laudin, Gerard); 38. 6.2.7. Le theatre aux Pays-Bas (by Laudin, Gerard); 39. 6.2.8. Le theatre dans les pays scandinaves (by Laudin, Gerard); 40. 6.3. Les textes poetiques (by Lee, Meredith); 41. 6.3.1. Les textes poetiques; 42. 6.3.2. Le poeme heroi-comique; 43. 6.3.3. La satire classique en vers; 44. 6.3.4. L'epitre en vers; 45. 6.3.5. L'epitre heroique/l'heroide; 46. 6.3.6. Le discours en vers; 47. 6.3.7. La pastorale; 48. 6.3.8. La poesie descriptive de la nature; 49. 6.3.9. Night Thoughts; 50. 6.3.10. L'ode; 51. 6.3.11. La chanson; 52. 6.3.12. La publication; 53. 6.3.13. Qu'est-ce, en defnitive, que la poesie?; 54. 6.4. Textes didactiques et fonctionnels; 55. 6.4.1. Textes a caractere prive (by Acke, Daniel); 56. 6.4.2. Le traite, l'essai, le compte rendu scientifque (by Rudolph, Gerhard); 57. 6.4.3. Histoire et prose d'idees (by Mortier, Roland); 58. 6.4.4. Les moralistes europeens entre 1680 et 1760 (by Acke, Daniel); 59. 6.4.5. La fable (by Laudin, Gerard); 60. 6.4.6. La satire (by Laudin, Gerard); 61. Bibliographie (by Moureau, Francois); 62. Indexshow more