French Twentieth Bibliography

French Twentieth Bibliography

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Author: Peter C. Hoy

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 0945636121

Category: French literature

Page: 612

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.
Categories: French literature

Writing in the Feminine

Writing in the Feminine

In the violence - ridden , sixteenth - century Flanders of L'oeuvre au noir , we find , as we have so many times before , a society whose structures repose upon the same sacrificial disjunction of subject and object that we have seen ...

Author: Karen Gould

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809315823

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Analyzes the work of four Quebec writers, and discusses their approach to literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

French XX Bibliography

French XX Bibliography

Album [ L ' ] illustré de L'œuvre au noir de Marguerite Yourcenar . Edition sous la dir . d'Alexandre Terneuil . Tournai : Renaissance du livre , 2003. Références . 197 p . [ WC ] BB9592 . • Delafont , Anne : A la source de la petite ...

Author: William H. Thompson

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910977

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 424

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Provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. This book is for the study of French literature and culture.
Categories: Literary Collections

Baroque Fictions

Baroque Fictions

The time and place in which L'Œuvre au Noir is situated, is a mirror, the author tells us, of the human condition.1 In this mirror, the sacred nature of the alchemical uroboros or “eternal return” is tragically perverted, ...

Author: Margaret Elizabeth Colvin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018389

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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Marguerite Yourcenar's election to the prestigious, tradition-bound French Academy in 1981 as its first female â€immortal†cemented her already well-established niche as a neoclassical author of the modern French canon. A self-taught classicist and historian with a polished, â€classical†style and a penchant for using myth and universal themes such as death, sacrifice, time, and human suffering, which in the tradition of ancient and modern classical moralists seem to transcend the limitations of time and place and speak to the ages, Yourcenar often situates her fictions, including her two most internationally acclaimed works Mémoires d'Hadrien and L'Å“uvre au Noir, in distant historical settings, re-creating the past with uncanny insight and precision. While these factors viewed as a whole have justifiably earned Yourcenar the neoclassical label by which she is most recognized, I argue in a close reading of four fictional works that they fail to account for her writings' opacity and subversive resistance to closure, rejection of stable interpretations, and her deconstruction of what postmodernists call grand Narratives. The classical balance between form and substance is frequently upset in her fictions, aesthetic virtuosity serving as a substitute for the inefficacy and limitations of human knowledge and western epistemologies in general. Not only do these qualities demand that we reassess the cultural biases restricting Yourcenar's oeuvre to the neoclassical pantheon; they also strongly suggest that her fictions model certain characteristics of what in the latter half of the twentieth century was identified as the neobaroque: an aesthetic which favors artistic play, instability, opacity, and infinite multiplicity. Neobaroque â€logic†in turn emphasizes the absence of theoretical assurances and the limitations of reason. The author's drive for aesthetic perfection suggests a nostalgic attempt to overcome the void of meaning and achieve some form of mystic transcendence. The coincidence of the new millennium—which in many ways reflects Yourcenar's disquieting vision—and her centenary offers us, instead of an excuse to discard her neoclassical label, the obligation to reassess it.
Categories: Social Science

Maine s Remarkable Women

Maine s Remarkable Women

L'Œuvre au Noir was published in France in 1968 to instant critical and popular acclaim, winning the Prix Femina that year by a unanimous vote. The book takes place during the sixteenth century, a tumultuous, violent time when old ways ...

Author: Kate Kennedy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493023233

Category: History

Page: 172

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Maine's Remarkable Women tells the stories of fifteen strong and determined women who broke through social, cultural, or political barriers. Through their passions for art, exploration, literature, politics, music, and nature, these women made contributions to society that still resonate today. Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, "The Mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who explored Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Native-American basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her tribe, the Penobscots. Each of these women demonstrated courage, compassion, and an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
Categories: History

Diffracted Worlds Diffractive Readings

Diffracted Worlds   Diffractive Readings

This is the reading of a trace of a body writing, and this body has read, memorized and interiorized L'Œuvre au noir. Conclusion Nancy has remarked that 'touching upon the body, touching the body, touching – happens in writing all the ...

Author: Birgit M. Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351386692

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Diffraction patterns in quantum physics evidence the fact that the behavior of matter is the result of its entanglements with measurement, or as Karen Barad suggests, the entanglement of matter and meaning. In this sense, therefore, phenomena (including texts, cultural agents, or life forms) are the results of their relational, onto-epistemological entanglements and not individual entities that separately pre-exist their joint becoming. As such, ‘diffraction’ proposes a new understanding of difference: no longer a dualist understanding, but one going beyond binaries. Diffraction is about patterns, constellations, relationalities. From this angle, the book explores ‘diffraction’, which has begun to impact critical theories and humanities debates, especially via (new) materialist feminisms, STS and quantum thought, but is often used without further reflection upon its implications or potentials. Doing just that, the book also pursues new routes for the onto-epistemological and ethical challenges that arise from our experience of the world as relational and radically immanent; because if we start from the ideas of immanence and entanglement, our conceptions of self and other, culture and nature, cultural and sexual difference, our epistemological procedures and disciplinary boundaries have to be rethought and adjusted. The book offers an in-depth consideration of ‘diffraction’ as a quantum understanding of difference and as a new critical reading method. It reflects on its import in humanities debates and thereby also on some of the most inspiring work recently done at the crossroads of science studies, feminist studies and the critical humanities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Parallax.
Categories: Philosophy

The Alchemist in Literature

The Alchemist in Literature

... begins with one of its finest manifestations: Marguerite Yourcenar's prize-winning L'Oeuvre au noir (1968). As Yourcenar explained in her “Author's Note” to the English edition: In alchemical treatises, the formula L'Oeuvre au Noir, ...

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191063817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Unlike most other studies of alchemy and literature, which focus on alchemical imagery in poetry of specific periods or writers, this book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in the Eighth Circle of Dante's Inferno down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the transmutation of baser metals into gold) and esoteric or speculative (the spiritual transformation of the alchemist himself). From Dante to Ben Jonson, during the centuries when the belief in exoteric alchemy was still strong and exploited by many charlatans to deceive the gullible, writers in major works of many literatures treated alchemists with ridicule in an effort to expose their tricks. From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, as that belief weakened, the figure of the alchemist disappeared, even though Protestant poets in England and Germany were still fond of alchemical images. But when eighteenth-century science almost wholly undermined alchemy, the figure of the alchemist began to emerge again in literature—now as a humanitarian hero or as a spirit striving for sublimation. Following these esoteric romanticizations, as scholarly interest in alchemy intensified, writers were attracted to the figure of the alchemist and his quest for power. The fin-de-siecle saw a further transformation as poets saw in the alchemist a symbol for the poet per se and others, influenced by the prevailing spiritism, as a manifestation of the religious spirit. During the interwar years, as writers sought surrogates for the widespread loss of religious faith, esoteric alchemy underwent a pronounced revival, and many writers turned to the figure of the alchemist as a spiritual model or, in the case of Paracelsus in Germany, as a national figurehead. This tendency, theorized by C. G. Jung in several major studies, inspired after World War II a vast popularization of the figure in novels—historical, set in the present, or juxtaposing past and present— in England, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. The inevitable result of this popularization was the trivialization of the figure in advertisements for healing and cooking or in articles about scientists and economists. In sum: the figure of the alchemist in literature provides a seismograph for major shifts in intellectual and cultural history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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C'est par oubli que j'ai placé ce morceau parmi les têtes d'hommes de fantaisie au no 324 , sous la désignation de buste d'homme à cheveux crépus . ... Le côté droit du visage est extrême- ment poussé au noir , sans reflet de lumière .

Author: Edme François GERSAINT


ISBN: BL:A0020552418


Page: 532

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The Troubling Play of Gender

The Troubling Play of Gender

44 Man is the measure of all things : in attempting to organize the world as perceived and understood by one man , Yourcenar had to hush all other voices . Though she does not use the first person in such works as L'œuvre au noir ( 1968 ) ...

Author: Maria Stadter Fox

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910357

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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"Although these three modernist writers were not primarily playwrights, as expatriates they were interested in the Euripidean theme of women in exile: each independently chose to rewrite Euripides' Hippolytus, a play in which the protagonist is a woman in exile whose speech, writing, and passion are deeply problematic. Each author approaches the Euripidean material in a different way: Tsvetaeva focuses on gender in language, Yourcenar explores the gendering of a self, and H.D. performs the undoing of gendered oppositions."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Social Science

Re presentation Policies of the Fashion Industry

Re presentation Policies of the Fashion Industry

Similarly, the musée Bourdelle in Paris presented an exhibition in 2017 entitled Balenciaga, L'œuvre au noir, part of a series of exhibitions devoted to Spanish fashion12. All of these are part of the cultural policies of the museum ...

Author: Eleni Mouratidou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781786305916

Category: Design

Page: 240

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The book studies the way the luxurious fashion develops re-presentational politics by reinvesting symbolic fields such as art and culture, religion and the sacred as well as politics, in other words fields that represent a certain common pattern of life and a common interest. I develop a semiotic approach of the way art exhibitions, print and audiovisual advertising, publishing and distribution politics as well as special ready to wear collaborations with arts such as Jeff Koons reveal the fashion industrys gesture of pretending being a non-commercial structure especially in order to cover up its industrialisation and banalization process
Categories: Design