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Essays by Alan Raitt


Francesco Manzini

This selection of essays by Alan Raitt provides a series of cross-readings of nineteenth-century French literary authors and texts. The collection revolves around Flaubert and Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, the two authors with whom Raitt is most associated, situating them and their principal works in relation to each other, as well as to Balzac, Nerval, Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Huysmans. In so doing, the collection shows the extent to which nineteenth-century French literary history appears both as a succession and as a simultaneity of literary styles and credos.
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Library of Congress Control Number: 2014952558

IISSN 1422-4896 ISBN 978-3-0343-0929-5 (print) ISBN 978-3-0353-0667-5 (eBook)

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