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Author Hayes, Julie Chandler

Title Identity and Ideology : Diderot, Sade, and the Serious Genre
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Series Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages ; Vol. 35
Purdue University monographs in Romance languages ; vol. 35
Contents IDENTITY AND IDEOLOGY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works; 1. Of Sensibility and Sociability; 2. Diderot; ""UNE ESPECE DE ROMAN"": LE FILS NATUREL; ""LE BEAU SUJET"": LE PERE DE FAMILLE; ""LA PIERRE A AIGUISER"": DISCOURS SUR LA POESIE DRAMATIQUE; 3. The Equivocal Genre: Bourgeois Drama and the Critics; 4. Sade; ""CE SERAIT POUR MOI UN GRAND PLAISIR ... DE VOIR JOUER MES OUVRAGES"": PLAYS; 5. Conclusions; Appendix Plot Summaries; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot and Sade and argues for a new understanding of the genre as a whole. A disparate group as they were, the "drame's" practitioners share a new approach to personal identity as relational and derived from the workings of the social network - a notion of gr
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