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La liberté de l’enfant errant
Le témoignage de Valentin Jamerey-Duval

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Enfants perdus, enfants trouvés Dire l’abandon en Europe du xvie au xviiie siècle
  • Author: Dornier-Vayssette (Carole)
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  • Abstract: Valentin Jamerey-Duval (1695-1775) related in his Memoirs the story of his life as an runaway child, thereby providing a direct record of a reality that his contemporaries’ writings tended to overlook. This self-taught author drew on various genres and styles, particularly picaresque novels and pamphlets, to share his feelings and perception as a child with his readers and, above all, to provide insights into the ways he viewed his miserable childhood, the hardships of his original social group and his struggle to escape a socially conditioned existence.
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  • Pages: 239 to 251
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3390-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3392-4.p.0239
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Encounters, n° 103
  • Parution date: 03-20-2015
  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Language: French

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