9781904558088

The City In French Writing: The Eighteenth-century Experience / Ecrire La Ville Au Dix-Huitieme Siecle

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    9781904558088

  • ISBN10:

    1904558089

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-15
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions

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Summary

The eighteenth-century French city posed particular challenges to writer and citizen alike, presenting possibilities and pitfalls specific To The pre-Revolutionary decades. The eight essays in this collection-four are in French-consider everyday life

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Contributors to this Volume ix
Abbreviations xii
Introduction
SIOFRA PIERSE
1(10)
PART ONE: URBAN MOBILITY
1 Descript and non-descript in 'La Vie de Marianne' and 'Le Paysan parvenu'
WILL MCMORRAN
11(15)
2 Du Fouet à la plume': Coaches and coachmen in 'L'Histoire de Guillaume, cocher'
JOHN P. GREENE
26(21)
3 Le Monde marginal du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
JOSEPHINE GRIEDER
47(9)
4 Paris ou L'education du lecteur
IOANA GALLERON MARASESCU
56(19)
PART TWO: MORAL FRAGILITY
5 Enforceable daily life: Regulating the ideal city in the eighteenth-century French utopia
ANNE TAYLOR
75(11)
6 Restifde la Bretonne's 'Les Nuits de Paris': A very urban promenade solitaire'
SIOFRA PIERSE
86(36)
7 Representing morals: The Palais Royal, capital of vice
LANA ASFOUR
122(14)
8 Genève an dix-huitième siécle: De la cité de Calvin au foyer des Lumières
GRAHAM GARGETT
136(26)
Notes 162(27)
Index 189

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