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L’Île des monstres de Mme la Comtesse de Genlis

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Cahiers d’études nodiéristes
    2019 – 2, n° 8
    . Littérature de jeunesse et Europe romantique
  • Author: Jacques (Martine)
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  • Abstract: In 1810, by including ­L’Île des monstres, ­contes de fées in her Jeux Champêtres, Mme de Genlis seems to break with herself, the woman who for so long refused to offer young readers the irrational and the fantastic. This article examines this ideological and aesthetic change by analyzing this ­story’s relationship with the ­author’s earlier work and with the multifaceted traditions of the tale. Do we see the transition here from Enlightenment Europe to a romantic Europe that is undermined by the upheavals of history ?

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  • Pages: 71 to 86
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Journal: Nodier Studies, n° 6

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-09219-3
  • ISSN: 2264-8496
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-09220-9.p.0071
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 05-02-2019
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: woman author, botany, tale, education, youth literature, microscope, romanticism, symbol
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