Rachilde and French Women's Authorship: From Decadence to Modernism

3.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780803224025: Rachilde and French Women's Authorship: From Decadence to Modernism
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Under the assumed name Rachilde, Marguerite Eymery (1860–1953) wrote over sixty works of fiction, drama, poetry, memoir, and criticism, including Monsieur Vénus, one of the most famous examples of decadent fiction. She was closely associated with the literary journal Mercure de France, inspired parts of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and mingled with all the literary lights of the day. Yet for all that, very little has been written about her. Melanie C. Hawthorne corrects this oversight and counters the traditional approach to Rachilde by persuasively portraying this "eccentric" as patently representative of the French women writers of her time and of the social and literary issues they faced. Seen in this light, Rachilde's writing clearly illustrates important questions in feminist literary theory as well as significant features of turn-of-the-century French society. Hawthorne arranges her approach to Rachilde around several defining events in the author's life, including the controversial publication of Monsieur Vénus, with its presentation of sex reversals. Weaving back and forth in time, she is able to depict these moments in relation to Rachilde's life, work, and times and to illuminate nineteenth-century publishing practices and rivalries, including authorial manipulations of the market for sexually suggestive literature. The most complete and accurate account yet written of this emblematic author, Hawthorne's work is also the first to situate Rachilde in the broader social contexts and literary currents of her time and of our own.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Melanie C. Hawthorne is an associate professor of Modern Languages at Texas A&M University, College Station. Her publications include Contingent Loves: Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality and a translation of Rachilde's The Juggler.

Review:

"A well-written, well-edited contribution to the study of women writers and cultural history."—Choice (Choice)

"Hawthorne's biography is one of the most sophisticated examples of bigraphical writing, persuasively and sympathetically tracing the gender crisis running through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."—Dawn Marlan, Modernism/Modernity (Dawn Marlan Modernism/Modernity)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 65.00
US$ 84.04

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Melanie C. Hawthorne
Published by University of Nebraska Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Under the assumed name Rachilde, Marguerite Eymery (1860-1953) wrote over sixty works of fiction, drama, poetry, memoir, and criticism, including Monsieur Venus, one of the most famous examples of decadent fiction. She was closely associated with the literary journal Mercure de France, inspired parts of Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and mingled with all the literary lights of the day. Yet for all that, very little has been written about her. Melanie C. Hawthorne corrects this oversight and counters the traditional approach to Rachilde by persuasively portraying this eccentric as patently representative of the French women writers of her time and of the social and literary issues they faced. Seen in this light, Rachilde s writing clearly illustrates important questions in feminist literary theory as well as significant features of turn-of-the-century French society. Hawthorne arranges her approach to Rachilde around several defining events in the author s life, including the controversial publication of Monsieur Venus, with its presentation of sex reversals. Weaving back and forth in time, she is able to depict these moments in relation to Rachilde s life, work, and times and to illuminate nineteenth-century publishing practices and rivalries, including authorial manipulations of the market for sexually suggestive literature. The most complete and accurate account yet written of this emblematic author, Hawthorne s work is also the first to situate Rachilde in the broader social contexts and literary currents of her time and of our own. Seller Inventory # APC9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hawthorne, Melanie C.
Published by University of Nebraska Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 79.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Melanie C. Hawthorne
Published by University of Nebraska Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Under the assumed name Rachilde, Marguerite Eymery (1860-1953) wrote over sixty works of fiction, drama, poetry, memoir, and criticism, including Monsieur Venus, one of the most famous examples of decadent fiction. She was closely associated with the literary journal Mercure de France, inspired parts of Oscar Wilde s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and mingled with all the literary lights of the day. Yet for all that, very little has been written about her. Melanie C. Hawthorne corrects this oversight and counters the traditional approach to Rachilde by persuasively portraying this eccentric as patently representative of the French women writers of her time and of the social and literary issues they faced. Seen in this light, Rachilde s writing clearly illustrates important questions in feminist literary theory as well as significant features of turn-of-the-century French society. Hawthorne arranges her approach to Rachilde around several defining events in the author s life, including the controversial publication of Monsieur Venus, with its presentation of sex reversals. Weaving back and forth in time, she is able to depict these moments in relation to Rachilde s life, work, and times and to illuminate nineteenth-century publishing practices and rivalries, including authorial manipulations of the market for sexually suggestive literature. The most complete and accurate account yet written of this emblematic author, Hawthorne s work is also the first to situate Rachilde in the broader social contexts and literary currents of her time and of our own. Seller Inventory # APC9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hawthorne, Melanie C.
Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0803224028

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Melanie C. Hawthorne
Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 304 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.4in. x 1.2in.Under the assumed name Rachilde, Marguerite Eymery (18601953) wrote over sixty works of fiction, drama, poetry, memoir, and criticism, including Monsieur Vnus, one of the most famous examples of decadent fiction. She was closely associated with the literary journal Mercure de France, inspired parts of Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian Gray, and mingled with all the literary lights of the day. Yet for all that, very little has been written about her. Melanie C. Hawthorne corrects this oversight and counters the traditional approach to Rachilde by persuasively portraying this eccentric as patently representative of the French women writers of her time and of the social and literary issues they faced. Seen in this light, Rachildes writing clearly illustrates important questions in feminist literary theory as well as significant features of turn-of-the-century French society. Hawthorne arranges her approach to Rachilde around several defining events in the authors life, including the controversial publication of Monsieur Vnus, with its presentation of sex reversals. Weaving back and forth in time, she is able to depict these moments in relation to Rachildes life, work, and times and to illuminate nineteenth-century publishing practices and rivalries, including authorial manipulations of the market for sexually suggestive literature. The most complete and accurate account yet written of this emblematic author, Hawthornes work is also the first to situate Rachilde in the broader social contexts and literary currents of her time and of our own. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hawthorne, Melanie
Published by University of Nebraska Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780803224025_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 79.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Melanie C. Hawthorne
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bookshopee US
(Thane, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover Sep 01, 2001. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # BSNW9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 79.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.30
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hawthorne, Melanie C.
Published by University of Nebraska Press
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0803224028 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780803224025

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 92.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hawthorne, Melanie C.
Published by University of Nebraska Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0803224028 ISBN 13: 9780803224025
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # P110803224028

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 105.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds