All the Abbé's Women: Power and Misogyny in by Bernard J. Bourque PDF

By Bernard J. Bourque

ISBN-10: 3823369741

ISBN-13: 9783823369745

essentially the most extraordinary points of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the central concentration of his paintings is ladies. D'Aubignac's try to articulate his philosophy in regards to the lady intercourse is particularly a lot an tricky balancing act. whereas he's essentially drawn to ladies, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes barriers on their perceived innate characteristics and sometimes embraces the idea of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. the entire Abbé's ladies explores how those rules have been prompted via the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a posh interrelationship among the notions of energy and misogyny within the author's fictional and demanding works. The examine additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has now not been the point of interest of prior books. The paintings will entice scholars of French literature, gender experiences and the cultural historical past of Early smooth France.

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