All the Abbé's Women: Power and Misogyny in by Bernard J. Bourque

By Bernard J. Bourque

probably the most amazing points of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the valuable concentration of his paintings is ladies. D'Aubignac's try to articulate his philosophy concerning the girl intercourse is especially a lot an difficult balancing act. whereas he's in actual fact drawn to ladies, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes obstacles on their perceived innate characteristics and infrequently embraces the proposal of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. all of the Abbé's ladies explores how those principles have been inspired via the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a fancy interrelationship among the notions of strength and misogyny within the author's fictional and demanding works. The learn additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the point of interest of earlier books. The paintings will entice scholars of French literature, gender stories and the cultural background of Early smooth France.

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