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Published: 10 September 2015

390 Pages | Numerous black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198708629

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The Drowned Muse

Casting the Unknown Woman of the Seine Across the Tides of Modernity

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • An original and fascinating topic
  • The first book-length study of the Unknown Woman of the Seine published in English
  • Based on a rich and varied corpus that crosses cultural, linguistic, and generic boundaries
  • Establishes a critical dialogue with media spanning more than a hundred years, from the advances of the mechanical reproduction to the century of cinema and the internet era
  • Richly illustrated to complement the visual analyses