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Nerval's Magic Alphabet

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Phyllis Jane Ringler

This innovative study of the fiction and poetry of the French writer Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) provides new readings of the writer's works. Phyllis Winston has used contemporary critical concepts to show the logic of difference inherent in Nerval's writing. Revealing that language itself is part of the madness about which Nerval writes, Nerval's Magic Alphabet presents a fresh approach to the writer's creative process.