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Published: 21 June 2016

624 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198754473

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The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Roger Pearson

  • Allows readers to approach the familiar landscape of French Romanticism and French Romantic poetry from a new, revealing, and reinvigorating perspective
  • Offers a new and comprehensive account of French poetry and French writing about poetry both immediately before the Revolution (1750-1789) and, more especially, through the works of five major French writers of the first half of the nineteenth century
  • Provides readers with detailed readings of all the major texts about poetry written during the period and offers thorough and comprehensive accounts of the poetic outputs of Lamartine, Hugo, and Vigny
  • Proceeds chronologically, author by author, text by text, and the careful division into 25 chapters grouped in nine parts will allow readers to find what they want quickly and easily