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Autobiography as Insult

NOËL VALIS

in Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158868
eISBN:
9780191673399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158868.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Autobiography constitutes public revelation of one's interiority. However, a woman culturally defined as pure domesticity was enclosed in her own interiority. To declare oneself an autobiographical ... More


The Crimson Curtain: Really.1

Jules Barbey D’aurevilly

in Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In this chapter a middle-aged man, the Vicomte de Bassard, recalls his first, youthful affair, one that ended with the young lady’s sudden death at the worst possible moment, and in the worst ... More


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