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Voltaire, the Enlightenment and the Comic Mode

Essays in Honor of Jean Sareil

Maxine G. Cutler

Voltaire, the Enlightenment and the Comic Mode: Essays in Honor of Jean Sareil pays homage to a distinguished scholar, writer and teacher. The articles, written by eminent European and American scholars, bear on Professor Sareil's central academic interests.
Contents: Voltaire as historian, playwright and polemicist - The Enlightenment: Diderot, Rousseau, eighteenth-century French fiction, and the legacy of the Enlightenment in France, Italy (Alfieri) and Russia (Gogol) - The Comic Mode and its techniques in La Fontaine, Jane Austen and Proust.