Revolutions in Writing

Revolutions in Writing : Readings in Nineteenth-Century French Prose

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This anthology offers translations of prose and prose poems that illustrate the great variety and richness of one of the most fruitful and exciting periods in French cultural history. "Revolutions in Writing" presents short stories by M rim e, Balzac, Nerval, Gautier, and Maupassant, polemical writings of Chateaubriand, Mme de Sta'l, and Michelet, and aesthetic criticism by Berlioz, Baudelaire, Banville, and Huysmans. Along with autobiographical writings of George Sand, Jules Vall s, and Pierre Loti, we find prose poems of Baudelaire, Mallarm , and Rimbaud exploring the boundaries between verse and prose. This reader sets these prose experiments in their cultural and historical context, and provides notes to elucidate references and allusions.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0253210690
  • 9780253210692

About Rosemary Lloyd

ROSEMARY LLOYD, Professor of French and Chair of the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University, is the author of several books, including Land of Lost Content: Children and Childhood in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Closer and Closer Apart: Jealousy in Literature. Her translations include works of Baudelaire, Mallarme, and George Sand."show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chronology Persuasive Prose de Sta'l: On Poetry; from De LOAllemagne Chateaubriand: Buonaparte and the Bourbons Baudelaire: OConcerning ColorO: From the Salon de 1846 Baudelaire: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Sainte-Beuve: Industrial Literature Huysmans: Modern Art Berlioz: Musical Appreciation Mallarm : Reverie of a French Poet Banville: The Old Tightrope Walker: H b Caristi Renan: The Future of Science Michelet: First Flights Michelet: The Insect Travel Chateaubriand: The Mississippi Fromentin: A Summer in the Sahara Banville: Palm Trees Short Stories M rim e: The Venus of Ille M rim e: Lokis Balzac: The Girl with the Golden Eyes Gautier: The Love of a Dead Woman Nerval: Sylvie (Memories of the Valois) Maupassant: Ball of Lard Maupassant: Apparition Maupassant: PaulOs Girl Prose Poetry Bertrand: Three Poems from GAspard of the Night Baudelaire: Three Short Prose Poems Rimbaud: Three Illuminations Mallarm : Two Prose Poems Images of Childhood George Sand: ODeschartresO, from The Story of My Life Banville: OService BerriesO from My Childhood Judith Gautier: OCarlotta GrisiO from The Necklace of Days Loti: ODreamO from A ChildOs Story Vall s: Two Scenes from Childhood Notes Indexshow more

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