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By Bernard J. Bourque

ISBN-10: 3823369741

ISBN-13: 9783823369745

essentially the most amazing facets of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the valuable concentration of his paintings is girls. D'Aubignac's try to articulate his philosophy concerning the girl intercourse is particularly a lot an tricky balancing act. whereas he's truly drawn to ladies, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes boundaries on their perceived innate features and sometimes embraces the concept of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. the entire Abbé's girls explores how those rules have been encouraged via the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a posh interrelationship among the notions of strength and misogyny within the author's fictional and demanding works. The examine additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has now not been the focal point of earlier books. The paintings will entice scholars of French literature, gender experiences and the cultural historical past of Early sleek France.

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