Baroque Bodies: The Adaptation of English and Scottish Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century America

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Mitchell Greenberg explores the significance of fantasies of the body in seventeenth-century France through provocative and subtle readings of some of the most intriguing texts of the period. Beginning with an eloquent invocation of the status of the king in classical France, Greenberg surveys the complex sociopolitical history of Louis XIV's reign, analyzing both Moliere and the entire corpus of Racine. The central chapters of Baroque Bodies deal with such fascinating texts as the Memoires of the abbe de Choisy (the first ...

Baroque Bodies: The Adaptation of English and Scottish Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century America 2001, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801438073

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