Prose Poems Of The French Enlightenment

Author: Fabienne Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351151266
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By examining nearly sixty works, Fabienne Moore traces the prehistory of the French prose poem, demonstrating that the disquiet of some eighteenth-century writers with the Enlightenment gave rise to the genre nearly a century before it is habitually supposed to have existed. In the throes of momentous scientific, philosophical, and socioeconomic changes, Enlightenment authors turned to the past to revive sources such as Homer, the pastoral, Ossian, the Bible, and primitive eloquence, favoring music to construct alternatives to the world of reason. The result, Moore argues, were prose poems, including Flon's Les Adventures de Tmaque, Montesquieu's Le Temple de Gnide, Rousseau's Le Lte d'Ephraïm, Chateaubriand's Atala, as well as many lesser-known texts, most of which remain out of print. Moore's treatment of Bible criticism and eighteenth-century religious reform movements reveal the often-neglected spiritual side of Enlightenment culture, and tracks its contribution to the period's reflection about language and poetic invention. Moore includes in appendices four unusual texts adjudicating the merits of prose poems, making evidence of their controversial nature now accessible to readers.

Cahiers Parisiens Parisian Notebooks

Author: Robert Morrissey
Publisher: University of Chicago Center in Paris
ISBN: 9782952596220
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"Cahiers Parisiens"/"Parisian Notebooks" publish selected papers drawn from the various advanced-level activities at the University of Chicago's Center in Paris. Topics treated in each issue reflect the disciplinary diversity of conferences and lectures organized at the Center during a given academic year, such as "Forms of Empire," "Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes," and "Foucault: New Deployments." Papers are published in the language in which they were presented-- primarily English or French, but also other languages as the occasions warrant. Papers not written in English are prefaced by an English summary.