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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


The End of El Djezaïr

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the French influence on Algerian literature. It suggests that aesthetic production in/on the Algerian colony between the invasion of 1830 and the withdrawal of 1962 was ... 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


Gautier’s “Diva”: The First French Uses of the Word

J. Q. Davies

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter is dedicated to elucidating the complex of meanings of the word “diva,” suggesting that this term was not associated originally with its modern connotations of ego and celebrity. ... 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


Creating Boundaries: Homosexuality and the Changing Social Order in France, 1830–1870

Victoria Thompson

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between homosexuality and the changing social order in France during the period from 1830 to 1870. The publication of Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin ... 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


Sacred Music:: Messa di Gloria, Stabat mater, Petite messe solennelle

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini was intelligently aware of the fact that composers of sacred music could all too easily be joined to the devil’s party without their knowing it. However, in his own sacred music, ... More


Pictorialist Poetics: Transpositioning Word and Image

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the pictorial dimensions of C. P. Cavafy's poetry and how the Parnassian proto-decadent lineage of his pictorialism relates to the “transposition d'art” salon critiques of ... More


Contracts and Elite Prostitution as Work

Nina Kushner

in Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451560
eISBN:
9780801470691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451560.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes how Monsieur Dumas de Corbeville treated his mistress Demoiselle Gautier after she was caught having an affair with another man. Despite witnessing Gautier's betrayal, ... More


Spaced out: Cleopatra and the citizen-king

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses Eugene Delacroix's Cleopatra and the Peasant and Théophile Gautier's ‘Une nuit de Cléopâtre’ in offering an image of Cleopatra for revolutionary France. It notes that at the ... More


Closing Remarks: From Epic Cassoni to Epic Coffrets

Paul Usher

in Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This conclusion makes the case that the evolutions of epic literature and the sister arts are parallel—both are rooted in a set of shared principles and practices. With the rediscovery of classical ... More


Universalism in Algeria

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Three explores the complex intersection between colonialism and the “Jewish Question” in nineteenth-century Algeria. It shows how debats about whether to extend French citizenship to the ... More


French Romanticism and the Spirit of the Past

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

To say that the 1830s in France were a decade preoccupied with the past is to state the obvious. After the July Revolution, the Parisian elite became obsessed with constructing and reconstructing ... More


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