Hardcover in black paper over boards with gilt titles to spine, tri-color illustrated glossy jacket, 8vo. 298pp. Index. References and endnotes with chapters. Fine/Fine. Book and jacket are as new: bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Jacket in Brodart. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This book discusses the way ideas and forms traveled between Britain and France during the eighteenth century, and the extent to which the circulation of ideas between the two countries could be difficult. The volume shows that this difficulty, because it was acknowledged and often thematized, contributed to an increased awareness of what was really at stake in the very concept of Enlightenment. The examination of points of contact between the two cultures - contacts that became very much the fashion in the course of the eighteenth century - helps us understand how apparently common concepts and concerns fared differently from one country to the next, while being enriched by those contacts. The conversation of aesthetic theories and artistic forms of expression between the two countries sheds interesting light on the overall confrontation of conflicting theories of power and control that expressed themselves throughout the period of complete political redistribution. The ways myths and stories, forms and theories, traveled and changed currency gives us a clearer political grasp on the whole history of exchanges, as writers and artists, encouraged or irritated by the new myth of Progress, kept putting forward nothing else but models and strategies of public and private political economy. Frederic Ogee is Professor of English Literature at the University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot.
About the Author: Frédéric Ogée is professor of English literature at the University of Paris.
Title: "Better in France" The Circulation of Ideas ...
Publisher: Bucknell University
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Bucknell University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 298 pages + (6) contains photographs, notes, bibliographies, list of contributors and index, DJ red, beige and blue with illustration and white and black text, some fading to spine colours, minor wear to head, tail, edges and corners, book black with gold lettering on spine, minor wear to head, tail and corners, some pages marked with pen, otherwise clear, priced to reflect condition; The Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages. Seller Inventory # 5600