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Longing to Belong : The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature

By: Sasson, Sarah Juliette.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Nineteenth Century Major Lives and Letters: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (227 p.).ISBN: 9781137330819.Subject(s): French literature - 19th century - History and criticism | French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | German literature - 19th century - History and criticism | German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German | Literature and society - France - History - 19th century | Literature and society -- France -- History -- 19th century | Literature and society - Germany - History - 19th century | Literature and society -- Germany -- History -- 19th century | Marginality, Social, in literature | Marginality, Social, in literature | Social classes in literature | Social classes in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Longing to Belong : The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German LiteratureDDC classification: 830.9007 | 840.9/007 | 840.9007 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1 Theory of the Parvenu; 2 Sartorial Stories: At the Fringes of the Social Sphere; 3 The Poetics of Identity; 4 The Fiction of Accomplishment; 5 Topography of Conquest; 6 A Strange Bestiary: Alterity and the Question of Humanity; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: An emblematic figure of the ''bourgeois century,'' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1 Theory of the Parvenu; 2 Sartorial Stories: At the Fringes of the Social Sphere; 3 The Poetics of Identity; 4 The Fiction of Accomplishment; 5 Topography of Conquest; 6 A Strange Bestiary: Alterity and the Question of Humanity; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

An emblematic figure of the ''bourgeois century,'' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.

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Sarah Juliette Sasson is a lecturer in French and Romance Philology at Columbia Univeristy.

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