A fascinating analysis of major works of European Romanticism entitled "confessions."
Comedies & proverbs
Author: Alfred de Musset, David Sices
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) is traditionally considered one of the major French Romantic poets, but his primary renown today is as a dramatist. Here David Sices provides a splendid new English edition of seven of Alfred de Musset's finest and most enduring comedies.
Elle Et Lui
Author: George Sand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
a voiture, Laurent lui dit qu'une affaire impr�vue le retenait encore deux heures � Paris, et qu'il le rejoindrait � sa maison de campagne dans la soir�e.Laurent n'avait pourtant aucune affaire. Il s'�tait habill� avec une h�te fi�vreuse. Il s'�tait fait coiffer avec un soin particulier. Et puis il avait jet� son habit sur un fauteuil, et il avait pass� ses mains dans les boucles trop sym�triques de ses cheveux, sans songer pourtant � l'air qu'il pouvait avoir. Il se promenait dans son atelier tant�t vite, tant�t lentement. Quand le prince D... fut parti en lui faisant dix fois promettre de se h�ter de partir lui-m�me, il courut sur l'escalier pour le prier de l'attendre et lui dire qu'il renon�ait � toute affaire pour le suivre; mais il ne le rappela point et passa dans sa chambre, o� il se jeta sur son lit.--Pourquoi me ferme-t-elle sa porte pour deux jours?
Confessions of a Mask
Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior
Musset: Five Plays
Author: Alfred de Musset
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
An infant prodigy of French romanticism and much inspired by Shakespeare and Schiller, Alfred de Musset wrote the first modern dramas in the French language. This anthology of previously unpublished translations brings together the best of Musset theatre, which is also some of the best of French theatre of the nineteenth century. It is the first substantial collection of Musset's work to be made available in English translation and includes his masterpiece, Lorenzaccio, often referred to as the French Hamlet. The selection is introduced by Claude Schumacher.
Russian writers of the nineteenth century were quite consciously creating a new national literary tradition. They saw themselves self-consciously through Western European eyes, at once admiring Europe and feeling inferior to it. This ambivalence was perhaps most keenly felt in relation to France, whose language and culture had shaped the world of the Russian aristocracy from the time of Catherine the Great. In How the Russians Read the French, Priscilla Meyer shows how Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Lev Tolstoy engaged with French literature and culture to define their own positions as Russian writers with specifically Russian aesthetic and moral values. Rejecting French sensationalism and what they perceived as a lack of spirituality among Westerners, these three writers attempted to create moral and philosophical works of art that drew on sources deemed more acceptable to a Russian worldview, particularly Pushkin and the Gospels. Through close readings of A Hero of Our Time, Crime and Punishment, and Anna Karenina, Meyer argues that each of these great Russian authors takes the French tradition as a thesis, proposes his own antithesis, and creates in his novel a synthesis meant to foster a genuinely Russian national tradition, free from imitation of Western models. Winner, University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Author: Alfred De Musset
A tender story penned by Musset with great genius. The book revolves around the central character of Margot who firmly believes that "To love is a great thing; one must have courage to love." Her unrequited love leads her to act disastrously but events take a strange turn and she ends up finding her heart's desire. Hypnotic and poignant!
Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (1810-1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. He is known for his poetry and his autobiographical La Confession d'un enfant du siecle (The Confession of a Child of the Century) -- the tale of his celebrated love affair with George Sand, who told her side of the tale in Elle et lui."
Author: Susan Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
As the postwar mass media in France imagined her, the teenage girl was no longer a demure and daughterly jeune fille. Instead, she was an enfant terrible, a "bad girl"—implying that she was unapologetically and unsentimentally no longer a virgin. Focusing on the role of gender in representations of youth in post-World War II France, Susan Weiner traces how, after 1945, young men and women came to symbolize different aspects of social order and disorder in a country traumatized by the Nazi Occupation and Cold War paranoia, seduced by consumerism and Americanization, and engaged in an undeclared war in Algeria. While overtly political discourses about "youth" generally referred to middle-class young men, Weiner argues that it was in media representations of "bad girls" that anxieties over the loss of a morally and socially coherent national identity found their expression. Enfants Terribles looks at French culture from the Liberation to 1968 through images of the teenage girl which appeared in a broad range of texts and institutions: magazines such as Elle and Mademoiselle, newspapers, novels, popular essays, popular music, surveys, and film. Weiner highlights the new importance of youth as a social category of identity in the context of the postwar explosion of the mass media and explores the ways in which girls both defined and disrupted this category.
A New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Boston Review Fiction Prize: “[One of the] great novels of this century.” (Donald Newlove, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Hailed as extraordinary from coast to coast, this bestselling novel by National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Andreï Makine traces a sentimental journey that embraces many of the dramatic events in Russia during the twentieth century. Here is a poignant story of a Soviet boy’s ascent into manhood, and his extraordinary affection for his mysterious grandmother, who captivates him with vivid stories of her childhood in France—a distant country far more elegant, carefree, and stimulating than Russia in the 1970s and ’80s. This epic tale is full of tenderness and passion, pain and heartbreak; mesmerizing, in every way. “Skillfully constructed and elegantly written . . . A major novel.” —Victor Brombert, The New York Times Book Review
An international annotated bibliography of Strindberg studies 1870 - 2005. 3. Autobiographies, novels, poetry, letters, historical works, natural history and science, linguistics, painting and the other arts, politics, psychopathology, biography, miscellaneous, dissertations
Author: Michael Robinson
This copiously annotated bibliography documents and examines the whole range of commentary on Strindberg's works and activity in many fields besides the plays for which he is internationally best known. These include his prose fiction and poetry, his work as an historian and natural historian, and his relationship to the other arts, most notably his painting. It is concerned with both lasting works of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as reviews of his books and plays in the theatre, and some more ephemeral material, all of this in several languages. Organised generically and by subject and individual work, the bibliography enables the reader to trace the changing impact of Strindberg and his works in various countries and during different periods. It is thus very much a study in reception as well as a bibliographical record of published material. It traces the developing image of Strindberg and his writing both during his lifetime and in subsequent years, and with frequent cross reference offers a comprehensive overview of a literary and existential project that has rarely been matched for its multifaceted diversity. The bibliography is published in three parts. Volume 1, General Studies (978-0-947623-81-4) and Volume 2, The Plays (978-0-947623-82-1) are also now available. Michael Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
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Story of a White Blackbird
Author: Louis Charles Alfred De Musset