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Poignant Relations: Three Modern French Women


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"To what extent are autobiography, memoir, diary, travelogue, correspondence, prose fiction, literary criticism, journalistic polemic, and scientific research expressions of a female self? How does the more or less explicit narrative in each one of these genres define women's personal identity, conscious agency, and discursive resistance?" -- from the Introduction To trace the origins of feminist consciousness in France, James Smith Allen explores the lives and words of three nineteenth-century women: Marie-Sophie Leroyer, ...

Poignant Relations: Three Modern French Women 2000, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801862045