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Author Lokis-Adkins, Julie.

Title Deadly desires : a psychoanalytic study of female sexual perversion and widowhood in Fin-de-siecle women's writing / Julie Lokis-Adkins
Published London : Karnac Books, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 183 pages)
Contents Pt. I. Historical background -- pt. II. Monsieur Vénus -- pt. III. La Marquise de Sade -- pt. IV. La Jongleuse
Summary During the fin-de-siecle, stories about hysterical women filled the air of Paris and the novels emerging during this era conveyed this hysteria and openly portrayed the symptoms of the women being treated at the Salpetiere. This book examines the emergence of hysterical discourse and its influence on women's writing, specifically focusing on the presentation of female sexuality in three different narratives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Rachilde, 1860-1953 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rachilde, 1860-1953 -- Psychology.
Hysteria in literature.
France -- Civilization -- 1830-1900.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299599893 (electronic bk.)
1782410929 (electronic bk.)
9781299599895 (electronic bk.)
9781782410928 (electronic bk.)