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Mythical magnitude: Selected short fiction of Marguerite Yourcenar (France)
During the decade of the 1930's Marguerite Yourcenar's metaphysical thinking expressed itself through myth, an, as the writer herself affirms, many of her characters thus represent "figures of mythical magnitude." With the ...
La litterature et le cinema le cas de Jean Cocteau
A poet and a movie director, Jean Cocteau brilliantly manifested surrealist inspiration in his poetry, in the performative art of his theatrical representation, and in his cinematography. His work is the best example to ...
La problematique litteraire de l'ideal (French text)
In recent years the goal of many artists has changed from the desire to represent the real as perfectly as possible to the quest for non-representation. This change in conceptualization has been explained by certain academics ...
L'age d'or de l'alchimie en France. (French text);
Alchemy was probably born in Egypt, sometime during Antiquity. It received the influence of the Greek and hermetic doctrines (Chapter II). The Arab civilisation adopted it and brought it into the Western world. Alchemy ...
L'image du souverain dans Racine: Une etude de classe, race et genre (French text)
This thesis studies the image of the sovereign in Racine through the three notions through which social power is gained: class, race and gender. Racine, torn between his duty to work for the glory of Louis XIV, and the ...
Le realisme de Stendahl