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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


Some Blunders

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by looking at the social mistake in relation both to the novel and to the rather sudden appearance of the etiquette book in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. While ... More


Balzac’s Louis Lambert: Genius and the Feminine Mediator

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies Balzac's Louis Lambert (1832), in which the character of Lambert is a (possibly) mentally ill genius who retreats into a world to which only his erstwhile fiancée has access. ... More


Political Catastrophe and Liberal Legal Desire: Two Stories of Revolution, Remediation, and Return From the French Nineteenth Century

sylvia schafer

in Law and Catastrophe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756839
eISBN:
9780804768344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756839.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter takes up the historicity of “law and catastrophe” by exploring the problem that political events, represented and narrated as human-made catastrophes, have posed for the liberal legal ... More


‘The Phenomena of Sleep’: Balzac and Nodier

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/9780198151883.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

The word ‘extase’ is linked with ‘phenomena of sleep’ for two other writers who use this phrase: Charles Nodier and Honore de Balzac. In 1831, Nodier published an article entitled ‘De quelques ... More


Monsters and Artists

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reveals ways in which artists and novelists aestheticized material death and the abject desires associated with it. They drew on the materiality of their works to examine the relations ... More


{Epilogue}

Elizabeth Amann

in Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226187259
eISBN:
9780226187396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226187396.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The first part of the epilogue identifies a series of traits shared by the five figures examined in the study. The second part explores how aspects of the revolutionary vision of dandyism reappear in ... More


Introduction: The Hypothetical Mandarin

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

Beginning with an overview of the Western sympathetic revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, this chapter lays out a series of instances in which China makes its appearance inside moral ... More


Mi manca la voce: How Balzac Talks Music—or How Music Takes Place—in Massimilia Doni

John T. Hamilton

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

As his letters attest, Balzac was deeply concerned about incorporating musical composition, performance and reception into his broad novelistic project. The task, as he explicitly describes it, is ... More


The Midpoint of Life

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of “midpoint of life” through the lives and works of Dante, Petrarch, Friedrich Hölderlin, Goethe, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, Vittorio Alfieri, Friedrich Shiller, ... More


The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when ... More


The Big Sell

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Aside from department stores, some groups of small shopkeepers offered an alternative to unattractive little shops in France. These shopkeepers assembled in arcades and provided a more congenial ... More


Golden Age

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars nostalgia progressively ceased to be a precise medical term and instead grew into a more capacious cultural category—a concept open to competing meanings. A ... More


Canards, Fausses Nouvelles, Paranoid Style: Classic Authors for an Emerging Phenomenon

Peppino Ortoleva

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Fake news has been cyclically surfacing in the history of journalism and public opinion. In the vein of some classic authors, the chapter identifies ideas that are surprisingly useful in the present ... More


Bologna, Paris, Madrid (1829–1834):: Stabat mater, Olympe Pélissier, and Balzac

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/9780195181296.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Théâtre Italien’s Édouard Robert spent the winter on a long-drawn-out scouting mission through Italy, beginning and ending in Bologna. He was looking for singers and operas, but he was also ... More


La Lente Agonie du petit commerce? Balzac, Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau and Zola, Au bonheur des dames

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, France witnessed the decline of small shops due to their inability to compete with department stores. This tension between the two forms of commerce was ... More


Prophets and Precursors: Paris 1830–1848

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the recreation of the union of art, religion, and politics in Athenian tragedy in music drama, just as the modern synthesis of the arts, in which the orchestra takes the place ... More


Flags in the Dust and the Birth of a Poetics

Arthur F. Kinney

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the publication history of William Faulkner’s third novel Flags in the Dust (which would be retitled Sartoris) and its rejection by the publishing house Horace Liveright. It ... More


From Terror to the Terror: Terror and the French Revolution

David Simpson

in States of Terror: History, Theory, Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226600192
eISBN:
9780226600369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226600369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The term terror in the French Revolution has taken on mythic stature, but the actual incidence of the word reflects a complicated and ambiguous history. Analyzed here, the “reign of terror” is an ... More


Mid-Century Adaptations, or Albedo

Theodore Ziolkowski

in The Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746836
eISBN:
9780191809187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746836.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The growing popularity of alchemy as a metaphor led to the adaptation of the alchemist in novels and plays by Hugo, Dumas, and Balzac, in all of which the alchemist’s noble ambition or lust for gold ... More


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