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Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature

Work and Leisure in Late Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Visual Culture

Time, Politics and Class

Authors: White, C.

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About this book

In this engaging new study, Claire White reveals how representations of work and leisure became the vehicle for anxieties and fantasies about class and alienation, affecting, in turn, the ways in which writers and artists understood their own cultural work.

About the authors

Claire White is a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK. She has published on a range of nineteenth-century French literature in journals such as Romanic Review and Modern Language Review.

Reviews

“Claire White presents a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the ‘alternation of toil and festivity’ during the nineteenth century … . White’s book provides  an innovative interdisciplinary approach to questions on the discourse surrounding nineteenth-century French literature and art, framing the larger philosophical debates generated by the tensions between modernity and modernism in the context of work and leisure.” (Karen Turman, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Vol. 44, Winter, 2015/2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    White, Claire

    Pages 1-42

  • Workers at Play in Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart

    White, Claire

    Pages 43-76

  • Dominical Diversions: Laforgue on Sundays

    White, Claire

    Pages 77-116

  • Beyond the Leisure Principle: Luce and Neo-Impressionism

    White, Claire

    Pages 117-155

  • Work and Pleasure: Zola’s Travail

    White, Claire

    Pages 156-190

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work and Leisure in Late Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Visual Culture
Book Subtitle
Time, Politics and Class
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37307-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137373076
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37306-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47641-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47640-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
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