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Octave Mirbeau's Literary and Intellectual Evolution as a French Writer, 1880-1914

Studies in French Literature v. 39

By (author) Enda McCaffrey
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Jul 2000
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773477926
ISBN-13: 9780773477926
Barcode No: 9780773477926
Synopsis
This work shows how the literary and political ideas of Mirbeau generated a vision of reality foreshadowing Modernity. Through Mirbeau's descriptions of the effects of technological, scientific developments of the day and the temporal and spatial implications of such developments on the literary process, coupled with his advocacy of a radical political ideology to expose the inadequacies of social democracy, it covers the relationship between literature and politics, showing how innovation in the creative process provides a reflective framework for the expression of political difference.

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