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'La Bagatelle' (1718-1719) : a critical edition of Justus van Effen's journal, edited by James L. Schorr

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'La Bagatelle' (1718-1719) : a critical edition of Justus van Effen's journal
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'La Bagatelle' (1718-1719)
Title remainder
a critical edition of Justus van Effen's journal
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edited by James L. Schorr
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  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
The early eighteenth century was a vibrant period for European journalism. Already the author of several journals including the first spectator in French (Le Misanthrope), Justus van Effen attempted to capture the Regency spirit in France with La Bagatelle, also modelled on the English Spectator. Characterised by their overtly ironic tone, the Bagatelliste's comments range from witty observations on contemporary society or literary controversies to bolder and more subversive reflections on the principles of inheritance or religious orthodoxy. Produced as a twice-weekly quarter sheet, La Bagatelle included short works of poetry and prose; brevity and stealth were its tools and its defences. In this first critical edition of La Bagatelle, James L. Schorr uncovers the sources of each periodical essay, and situates Van Effen's ironic commentaries in their social and cultural context. Tracing the influence of classical as well as contemporary English writers, Schorr also explores an evolution in the character of the Bagatelliste himself, from the seventeenth-century 'man of science' to the philosophe of the Enlightenment. Containing substantive textual commentary and variants from the 1718-19 and 1722-24 issues, Schorr's critical edition represents a major addition to our knowledge of early eighteenth-century French journalism and the intellectual climate in which it flourished.--
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1684-1735
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Effen, Justus van
Dewey number
844.5
Index
index present
Language note
Text in French with commentary in English
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Schorr, James L.
  • Voltaire Foundation
Series statement
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment
Series volume
2014:11
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  • French prose literature
  • France
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'La Bagatelle' (1718-1719) : a critical edition of Justus van Effen's journal, edited by James L. Schorr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: a Spectator for the Regency i. Discours ironiques ii. Text La Bagatelle, OU Discours ironiques où l'on prête des sophismes ingénieux au vice et à l'extravagance pour en faire mieux sentir le ridicule Appendix Selected bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17618319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780729411493
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)890161152
Label
'La Bagatelle' (1718-1719) : a critical edition of Justus van Effen's journal, edited by James L. Schorr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: a Spectator for the Regency i. Discours ironiques ii. Text La Bagatelle, OU Discours ironiques où l'on prête des sophismes ingénieux au vice et à l'extravagance pour en faire mieux sentir le ridicule Appendix Selected bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17618319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780729411493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)890161152

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