French Studies

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ISSN / EISSN : 0016-1128 / 1468-2931
Published by: Oxford University Press (OUP) (10.1093)
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Bénédicte Monicat
Published: 30 August 2021
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La Côte d’Azur, berceau cosmopolite d’une créativité féminine dont Rosemary Lancaster suit les manifestations au fil d’un siècle, a nourri l’imaginaire des neuf femmes desquelles cet ouvrage retrace les expériences. Il était judicieux d’ouvrir le propos en évoquant le jardin d’Edith Wharton à Hyères, symbole botanique d’un terreau où les greffes culturelles ‘prennent’. Celles-ci révèlent l’impact des lieux parcourus sur le développement artistique et intellectuel de femmes aux origines diverses, à travers des époques contrastées, s’exprimant dans des langues et genres divers. Le corpus des écrits analysés (journaux, correspondance, romans, nouvelles, traités de danse, mémoires, livres de cuisine) aboutit en des chapitres qui font...
Published: 23 August 2021
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Louis de Boissy was, so Ioana Galleron’s ‘Introduction générale’ tells us, a relatively successful author for his day. A regular presence on three of the big stages of Paris (the Comédie-Française, the Comédie-Italienne, and the Foire), he was popular in the provinces, translated and performed abroad, and well enough known to figure regularly in the anecdotes of his contemporaries. And yet he has remained largely ignored by posterity, almost unpublished in modern editions, and dismissed as a scribbling ‘pauvre diable’, barely worthy of a place alongside his contemporaries Marivaux and Voltaire. With this, the first volume in a complete edition of his theatre, Galleron...
Published: 23 August 2021
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Emma Wagstaff’s new book is the first English-language monograph on twentieth-century poet André du Bouchet. While his work has received much specialized treatment in France, this book does the hard work of mediating — for the less-than-specialist — not only the most challenging aspects of Du Bouchet’s poetics but also the complex literary and artistic contexts within which he moved. A founding editor of the journal L’Éphémère, Du Bouchet is generally treated as an ‘Éphémère poet’ (alongside Yves Bonnefoy and Jacques Dupin), a group whose unity is typically characterized by its phenomenological embrace of the elemental world, in contrast to the poetics...
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