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.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1990. 284 pp.
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.