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Imagination and Language : Collected Essays on Constant, Baudelaire, Nerval and Flaubert - Alison Fairlie

Imagination and Language

Collected Essays on Constant, Baudelaire, Nerval and Flaubert

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Published: 30th April 1984
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Innumerable scholars have looked to Alison Fairlie for guidance in locating important areas for research and in choosing productive and provocative critical questions to ask about nineteenth-century French literature. These essays contain not simply practical guidance, but intellectual stimulus far richer than that provided by many of the full-length critical volumes that others have devoted to Constant, Baudelaire, Nerval and Flaubert. The essays in this volume, which was originally published in paperback in 1984, fall into four sharply characterised groups, one on each author. In each group, Alison Fairlie explores a recurrent set of critical problems and describes a series of exemplary encounters between language and the artistic imagination. Also containing a previously unpublished essay on Nerval and a bibliography of Professor Fairlie's critical writings, this is a volume readers of all kinds will find a work of exceptional depth and coherence.

Editor's note
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Constant
The art of Constant's Adolphe: The stylization of experience (1967)
The art of Constant's Adolphe: Creation of character (1966)
The art of Constant's Adolphe: Structure and style (1966)
Constant romancier: le problème de l'expression (1968)
L'Individu et l'ordre social dans Adolphe (1968)
Constant's Adolphe read by Balzac and Nerval (1972)
Framework as a suggestive art in Constant's Adolphe (with remarks on its relation to Chateaubriand's René) (1979)
The shaping of Adolphe: some remarks on variants (1979)
Baudelaire
Some remarks on Baudelaire's Poème du Haschisch (1952)
Observations sure les Petits poèmes en prose (1967)
Quelques remarques sur les Petits poèmes en prose (1968)
Aspects of expression in Baudelaire's art criticism (1972)
Reflections on the successive versions of 'Une Gravure fantastique' (1973)
'Mène-t-on la foule dans les ateliers?' - some remarks on Baudelaire's variants (1973)
Baudelaire's correspondence (1974)
The new Pléiade edition of Baudelaire's complete works (1977)
Nerval
An approach to Nerval (1961)
Aspects of suggestion in Nerval (1965)
Nerval et Richelet (1958)
Le Mythe d'Orphée dans l'uvre de Gérard de Nerval (1970)
Flaubert
Flaubert et la conscience du réel (1967)
Flaubert and the authors of the French Renaissance (1968)
Flaubert and some painters of his time (1974)
Some patterns of suggestion in L'éducation sentimentale (1969)
Pellerin et le thème de l'art dans L'éducation sentimentale (1969)
Sentiments et sensations chez Flaubert (1974)
La Contradiction créatrice: quelques remarques sur la genèse d'Un Cur simple (1979)
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Index
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ISBN: 9780521269216
ISBN-10: 0521269210
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 30th April 1984
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.62