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Crébillon fils

techniques of the novel

SVEC
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

99

Author: 
P. V. Conroy
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1972
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0184-5
Pages
Pages: 
238
Price Sterling (£): 
35

About the Book

About the Book: 


I. Introduction: 'Why Crébillon?'

II. Les Lettres de la marquise de M. au comte de R. (1732)

Single narrator: a one-sided correspondence

Two 'free' characters

The outside world

Fragmentation

III. Les Egarements du cœur et de l'esprit(1736, 1738)

Double narrator: Erlebendes Ich and Erzählendes Ich

The three faces of Meilcour

A rogue's progress

Symbolic decor: concentration in time and background

IV. Le Sopha, conte moral(1742)

The epic situation and the first-person narrator

Direct and indirect characterization

Ten vignettes become a single novel

Pace

V. Conclusion

VI. Bibliography

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