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Author Kete, Kathleen.

Title Making way for genius : the aspiring self in France from the old regime to the new / Kathleen Kete
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
©2012
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Contents The aspiring self in France from the old regime to the new -- Genius, Madame de Staël, and the soul of prodigious success -- Vocation, Stendhal, and the art of living ethically -- Destiny, cuvier, and post-revolutionary politics -- Friendship matters; arguments from Egypt; coda on Napoleon -- Ambition in post-revolutionary lives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ambition -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 18th centruy
Ambition -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Individuality -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Individuality -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Self -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Self -- France -- History -- 19th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011046015
ISBN 0300183437 (electronic bk.)
9780300183436 (electronic bk.)