Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel

Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel

Analyzes the major themes and motifs in Hugo's novels, describes his poetic and moral vision, and assesses his accomplishments as a writer

Author: Victor Brombert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674935519

Category: Literary Criticism

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Analyzes the major themes and motifs in Hugo's novels, describes his poetic and moral vision, and assesses his accomplishments as a writer
Categories: Literary Criticism

Character and Meaning in the Novels of Victor Hugo

Character and Meaning in the Novels of Victor Hugo

Deemed “ce terrain vierge et fertile” by Georges Piroué in his 1964 Victor Hugo romancier ou les dessus de ... Henri Meschonnic's Ecrire Hugo (1977), and Victor Brombert's seminal Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel (1984) have also ...

Author: Isabel Roche

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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While Victor Hugo's lasting appeal as a novelist can in large part be attributed to the unforgettable characters that he created, character has been paradoxically the most criticized and least understood element of his fiction. Character and Meaning in the Novels of Victor Hugo provides readers with a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances that characterize both Hugo's novel writing and the nineteenth-century French novel, and will thus appeal to the specialist and non-specialist alike.
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The Later Novels of Victor Hugo

The Later Novels of Victor Hugo

Notwithstanding the 2002 bicentenary of Hugo's birth, only four major books on the novels besides my own have appeared in ... Myth, and Prophecy in the Narratives of Victor Hugo, Victor Brombert's Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel, ...

Author: Kathryn M. Grossman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199642953

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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This study places the last three novels of Hugo's maturity - Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L'Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) - within the context of his artistic development after the success of Les Misérables (1862), thereby illuminating the shift from a poetics of harmony to one of transcendence.
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The Early Novels of Victor Hugo

The Early Novels of Victor Hugo

... ground - breaking The Perilous Quest : Myth and Prophecy in the Narratives of Victor Hugo ( 1968 ) and Brombert's splendid Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel ( 1984 ) — and a few others on individual prose works from his maturity ?

Author: Kathryn M. Grossman

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 2600036229

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Victor Hugo Romancier de l Abime

Victor Hugo  Romancier de l Abime

New Studies on Hugo's Novels James Hiddleston ... francese contemporeana; le correnti d'avantguardia 7/17 (1986), 33; Victor Brombert, Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel Victor Brombert, Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel (Cambridge, MA:.

Author: James Hiddleston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351197977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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"This study of Victor Hugo's work aims to uncover the diversity, the thematic and narrative singularity, and the shifting ironies and resistance to interpretative closure of his writing. Novels examined include: ""Notre-Dame de Paris"", ""Les Miserables"", ""Les Travailleurs de la Mer"", ""Quatre vingt-treize"", and ""L'Homme qui Rit"". The 11 essays in the volume bring together various critical approaches from French, British and American scholars, in an attempt to provide a new point of departure and to provoke discussion of Victor Hugo's novels. This publication marks the bicentenary of Hugo's birth in 1802."
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Victor Hugo Jean Paul Sartre and the Liability of Liberty

Victor Hugo  Jean Paul Sartre  and the Liability of Liberty

Victor Brombert, Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984), p. 3. I am grateful to Victor Brombert for a correspondence we shared in November 2007 on this subject, in which he noted his sympathy ...

Author: Bradley Stephens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351193016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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"The arch-Romantic Victor Hugo (1802-85) and the Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-80) are widely perceived to have little in common beyond their canonical status. However, responding to Sartre's often overlooked fascination with Hugo, Bradley Stephens cuts through generic divisions to argue that significant parallels between the two writers have been neglected. Stephens argues that both Hugo and Sartre engage with human beings in distinctly non-ontological terms, thereby anticipating postmodernist approaches to human experience. From different origins but towards similar realisations, they expose the indeterminate human condition as at once release and restriction. These writers insist that liberty is not simply a political ideal, but an existential condition which engages human endeavour as a dynamic rather than definitive mode of being. This incisive new book affirms the ongoing relevance of the two most iconic French writers of the modern period to contemporary discourse on what it means to be free."
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Das visuelle Ged chtnis der Literatur

Das visuelle Ged  chtnis der Literatur

103-138 Brombert , Victor : Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel . Cambridge ( Mass . ) Haward U.P. 1984 ( = Brombert 1984 ) Hugo , Victor : Notre - Dame de Paris . Ed . établie et annotée par S. de Sac , avec une préface de Louis ...

Author: Manfred Schmeling

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826016432

Category: Art and literature

Page: 230

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Categories: Art and literature

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Pierre Albouy (Paris, 1972) Bellos, David, The Novel ofthe Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables (London, 2017) Brombert, Victor, Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel(Cambridge, ma, 1985) Chambers, John, Victor Hugo's ...

Author: Bradley Stephens

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789141115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Victor Hugo is an icon of French culture. He achieved immense success as a poet, dramatist, and novelist, and he was also elected to both houses of the French Parliament. Leading the Romantic campaign against artistic tradition and defying the Second Empire in exile, he became synonymous with the progressive ideals of the French Revolution. His state funeral in Paris made headlines across the world, and his breadth of appeal remains evident today, not least thanks to the popularity of his bestseller, Les Misérables, and its myriad theatrical and cinematic incarnations. This biography, the first in English for more than twenty years, provides a concise but comprehensive exploration of Hugo’s monumental body of work within the context of his dramatic life. Hugo wrestled with family tragedy and personal misgivings while being pulled into the turmoil of the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon’s Empire to the rise of France’s Third Republic. Throughout these twists of fate, he sensed a natural order of collapse and renewal. This unending cycle of creation shaped his ideas about freedom and roused his imagination, which he channeled into his prolific writing and other outlets like drawing. As Bradley Stephens argues, such creative intellectual vigor suggests that Hugo was too restless to sit comfortably on the pedestal of literary greatness; Hugo’s was a mind as revolutionary as the time in which he lived.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia

A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia

Many editions of Hugo are illustrated with his own drawings ; a good example is the work of Victor Brombert on Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel ( 1984 ) . Brombert utilizes twenty - seven illustrations in his work , some of which are ...

Author: John Andrew Frey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313298963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Though he wrote more than a century ago, French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885) continues to capture the imagination of contemporary readers both in France and around the world. In the United States, he is best remembered as the author of the novel Les Miserables (1862), which has been adapted for the stage, and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1831), more commonly known to Americans as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But Hugo was also a poet and politician, a great religious and social thinker, and one of the most important shapers of French Romanticism. This reference book is a comprehensive guide to his life and literature. The volume begins with a biography that places Hugo within the context of 19th-century France. The alphabetically arranged entries that follow discuss his works, characters, and themes, as well as historical persons and places. Many of the entries cite sources of additional information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

... Victor Brombert's Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel (1984), and the editorial explorations of Pierre Albouy, Jean-Bertrand Barrère, Evelyn Blewer, Jean and Sheila Gaudon, Pierre Georgel, Henri Guillemin, A. R. W. James, ...

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509855650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement, Revolutionary playwright, poet, epic novelist, author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from France, a gifted painter and architect, and a visionary who conversed with Virgil, Shakespeare, and Jesus Christ – in short, a tantalizing personality who dominated and maddened his contemporaries. Graham Robb has written an extraordinary biography that does full justice to the drama of his subject’s life – a life that Robb calls ‘the most lucid case of madness in literature’. By grasping the giant in his entirety and in his many disguises, Robb, bestselling author of The Discovery of France, rewards us with a panorama of French and European society from the Revolution to the dawn of the twentieth century. Victor Hugo won the Whitbread Award for Biography and the Royal Society of Literature award.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography