Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2012

132 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085901

Bookseller Code (06)


Mirbeaus Fictions

Christopher Lloyd

Published by Manchester University Press

Durham Modern Languages Series MUP

  • Aims to encourage a critical rereading of Mirbeau's most durable works Examines Mirbeau's problematic status as a producer of fictions, as well as his use of humour and cruelty Critically examines Mirbeau's treatment of social class and biological diversity, making detailed reference to books written in the second half of his career: Le Jardin des supplices, Le Journal d'une femme de chambre, Les 21 Jours d'un neurasthénique and La 628-E8
  • The first critical examination of Mirbeau as a writer of novels and stories

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