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Monsieur Venus

Author : Rachilde
ISBN : 9781603292559
Genre : Fiction
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When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an accomplice in the complications that ensue.
Category: Fiction

Manifestations Of Venus

Author : Katie Scott
ISBN : 0719055229
Genre : Art
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This fascinating book takes as its starting point the recurrent motif of Venus as the associated figure of Cupid in Western art from the Renaissance to the present day. Original essays investigate issues of art, gender, and sexuality, and bring a particular moment into vivid focus, looking at specific works of painting, sculpture, design, or photography. The essays not only make important contributions to art history, but also to the historical field, and to cultural and gender studies.
Category: Art

Ventriloquized Bodies

Author : Janet L. Beizer
ISBN : 0801481422
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Method In Madness

Author : Jutta Emma Fortin
ISBN : 9042016566
Genre : Social Science
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The language of the fantastic left its mark upon many different thinkers in 19th-century Europe. Marx's comparison of consumer goods to fetish objects, works by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam or other novelists about machines that assume lives of their own, or the diagnoses of psychological illness offered by doctors in Maupassant's tales all blur the lines between scientific description and beliefs in the magical. Building upon a wealth of critical studies devoted to the fantastic and upon Freud's theory of the unconscious, Jutta Fortin proposes that many classic stories of the fantastic undermine basic psychological mechanisms that are designed to help their users cope with shocking or disturbing events. By defining five of these defence mechanisms, and analyzing stories by eight writers that both illustrate and subvert such mechanisms, Dr. Fortin offers reasons why fantastic stories appealed to those readers who wished to better understand human motivations.
Category: Social Science

Letters

Author : William Temple
ISBN : GENT:900000022943
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Hysteria Hypnotism The Spirits And Pornography

Author : Michael R. Finn
ISBN : 9780874130676
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the life and fiction of the French decadent writer Rachilde (pen name of Marguerite Eymery), using her as a case study to examine the impact late nineteenth-century theories about female hysteria, medical hypnotism, mediums, and spiritualism had on the female creative psyche. It is a book about disempowerment, and re-empowerment through writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deadly Desires

Author : Julie Lokis-Adkins
ISBN : 9781781812242
Genre : Psychology
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During the fin-de-siecle, stories about hysterical women filled the air of Paris and the novels emerging during this era conveyed this hysteria and openly portrayed the symptoms of the women being treated at the Salpetiere. This book examines the emergence of hysterical discourse and its influence on women's writing, specifically focusing on the presentation of female sexuality in three different narratives.
Category: Psychology

Visions Revisions

Author : Nigel Harkness
ISBN : 3039101404
Genre : History
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Selected from papers given at the first annual conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviemistes, the nineteen essays in this volume contribute diversely towards a revision and a reconceptualisation of nineteenth-century France. Many adopt interdisciplinary methodologies attentive to the interplay between literature, history, art, popular and high culture, politics and science. The wide-ranging discussion of issues such as identity, alterity, commemoration, cultural history, tensions between centre and margins, mimesis and representation, suggest that no simplistic snapshot of this century is possible. Opening with a section on the modernity of the nineteenth century, the volume continues with sections on cultural transfer, war, readings and re-readings, and concludes with two essays on questions of identity. The critical reappraisals put forward here offer us various insights into directions in which nineteenth-century French studies are heading at the turn of another new century."
Category: History