By Bernard J. Bourque

the most remarkable facets of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the vital concentration of his paintings is girls. D'Aubignac's try and articulate his philosophy concerning the woman intercourse is especially a lot an tricky balancing act. whereas he's basically drawn to girls, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes obstacles on their perceived innate features and sometimes embraces the concept of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. all of the Abbé's ladies explores how those rules have been motivated via the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a posh interrelationship among the notions of energy and misogyny within the author's fictional and important works. The examine additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the focal point of past books. The paintings will attract scholars of French literature, gender reviews and the cultural historical past of Early smooth France.

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