Jeering Dreamers: Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's L'Eve Future at our Fin de Siecle

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The re-emergence in recent years of Villiers de l'Isle-Adam as a key figure in fin de siecle literature can be attributed in large part to the intense interest his prescient l'Eve future (1886) has generated among scholars. In effect, the novel confronts with breathtaking focus central taboos and ambivalences about the decadent period. It posits an inescapable, mechanistic linkage between desire and technology; it suggests the constructed nature of gender; it casts woman down so as to exalt her, even as it intimates the ...

Jeering Dreamers: Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's L'Eve Future at our Fin de Siecle 1996, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789051839395

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