Since its publication in 1843, La Russie en 1839 by Custine has lent itself to contradictory interpretations. Illuminating its historical context, this edition reveals what the author owed to his predecessors and signals the details of Russian life which he saw or guessed as well as those he badly understood or even transformed. The edition is richly commented by Vera Milchina and Alexander Ospovat (see: Notes, pp. 899-1124.
Dans les livres de Roland Barthes, une interpénétration des discours scientifique et littéraire se produit au niveau de thèmes, d’intuitions, de métaphores. Cet ouvrage analyse en particulier les problèmes de l’image visuelle et le couple conceptuel continu/discontinu
How does the eighteenth century constitute the sixteenth century as an object of thought? Tackling literary history and scientific, philosophical, and religious domains, this book shows how the Enlightenment inherits questions, models, and countermodels whose roots date back to well before the seventeenth century.
Articles on understanding the concept of romantic love in the literature of the twentieth century.