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

By Bernard J. Bourque

the most remarkable features of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the imperative concentration of his paintings is girls. D'Aubignac's try and articulate his philosophy concerning the woman intercourse is especially a lot an complex balancing act. whereas he's basically attracted to ladies, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes boundaries on their perceived innate traits and sometimes embraces the inspiration of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. the entire Abbé's ladies explores how those principles have been stimulated by means of the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a posh interrelationship among the notions of energy and misogyny within the author's fictional and demanding works. The research additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the focal point of prior books. The paintings will attract scholars of French literature, gender reviews and the cultural background of Early smooth France.

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