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women's fiction and memoirs in seventeenth-century France. by Faith Evelyn Beasley.

women's fiction and memoirs in seventeenth-century France. Published 1990 by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick. Includes bibliographical references (p. -282) and index.

University of PennsylvaniaGerald Prince Revising Memory: Women's Fiction and Memoirs in Seventeenth -Century France, by Faith E. Beasley; xiv & 288 p.

In certain of the works discussed in Revising Memory, this influence is portrayed as so considerable that the term "matriarchy" is not inappropriate. Beasley's study explores four texts which represent this women-centered and women-dominated view of early modern French society: the Duchess of Montpensier's Mémoires, Lafayette's ietted'Angleterre, Villedieu'sDésordres de l'amour, and Lafayette's Princesse de Clives.

Revising Memory : Women's Fiction and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France. In the authorized historical and literary canons, women's activities as agents and writers have all traditionally been assigned to the same critical oblivion.

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Beasley argues that many women were not only writers, they also served as critics for the literary sphere as a whole. She is the author of Revising Memory: Women's Fictions and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France

Beasley argues that many women were not only writers, they also served as critics for the literary sphere as a whole. In the second half of the book Beasley examines how historians and literary critics subsequently portrayed the seventeenth century literary realm, which became identified with the great reign of Louis XIV and designated the official canon of French literature. She is the author of Revising Memory: Women's Fictions and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France. Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. The study of women and gender offers some of the most vital and innovative challenges to current scholarship on the early modern period.

Faith Beasley, Revising Memory: Women’s Fiction and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990), p. 4. oogle Scholar. 47. A number of memoirs exist of middle-class French women involved in the political and religious upheavals of the late seventeenth century. Margaret Cavendish, A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding and Life in Elspeth Graham et al. (eds), Her Own Life: Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth Century English Women (London: Routledge, 1989), p. 8.

In the authorized historical and literary canons, women's activities as agents and writers have all traditionally been assigned to the same critical oblivion. Revising Memory resurrects a particularly dynamic moment in French history when women acted on the political stage and inscribed these often subversive actions in writing.Faith E. Beasley provides close readings of the use and conception of history in some of the primary representatives of women's literary creativity during this period: Montpensier's Mémoires, Lafayette's La Princesse de Clves and her Histoire de Madame Henriette d'Angleterre, and Villedieu's Les Désordres de l'amour. She studies these texts in relation to women's activities during the Fronde, the influential salons, the emerging female literary tradition, and the intense debate over the definition of history. Revising Memory compels the reader to evaluate traditional views of the importance of women writers, and offers new insight into literary history.


Revising Memory: Women's Fictions and Memoirs in 17th-Century France download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Faith Beasley
ISBN: 0813515858
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 288 pages