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Biography Reclaimed: Gautier, Verlaine, and Mallarmé and the Biographical recueil

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the transition from newspaper to book undergone by a number of biographical portraits, as they were collected in volume form. Writers, who were often the subject of biographical ... More


Baudelaire: Life and the Production of Poetry

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter explores Baudelaire's biographical portraits of other writers, especially Poe and Gautier, in which he revises the contemporary view that the poet's work simply reflects his life. ... More


Green Jam, Writing, and Madness: Moreau de Tours, Gautier, and Baudelaire

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the texts of Moreau de Tours, Gautier, and Baudelaire. The word ‘paradise’ was common to Gautier, Baudelaire, and Moreau de Tours, but the nature of the texts they wrote all ... More


‘Artistic Hallucination’ from Brierre de Boismont to Taine

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on two novelists: Brierre de Boismont and Taine. Balzac left significant texts on which new light was thrown by his sister's biography, critical articles by Gautier, who knew ... More


French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

C. W. Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Most leading French authors wrote travel books in the first half of the nineteenth century. This book is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the Romantic travelogues they produced and ... More


From Fashion to Ritual: Itineraries and Incentives

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter summarizes the practicalities of travel for writers at this time of a great easing of communications. However much they pretended to zigzag, the destinations and itineraries of most ... More


The Pleasures and Challenges of Subjectivity: From Dreams, Humour, and Self‐Consciousness to Autobiography

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1830, an emphasis on real and armchair travel for sheer pleasure brought a new emphasis on the varieties of subjective experience which made travel books self‐conscious and frequently humorous ... More


Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (2): The ‘Orient’ and Spain

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Romantic ‘Orient’ could be followed from the Pyrenees round North Africa to Constantinople. The chapter surveys journeys to Spain, the first leg of this trajectory, by Mérimée, Custine, Gautier, ... More


Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (3): The ‘Orient’ of the Maghreb and the Old Levant

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter follows Custine, Dumas, and Gautier to the Maghreb, and then Lamartine and Nerval to the old Levant. It shows that while their support for France's colonialism and mission civilisatrice ... More


From Avatars to Decadence and Future Directions

C. W. Thompson

in French Romantic Travel Writing: Chateaubriand to Nerval

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199233540
eISBN:
9780191730948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233540.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

French Romantic novels and travelogues had helped each other to enrich description. Yet at their best, Nodier, Stendhal, Hugo, and Nerval showed that description was most effective when not allowed ... More


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