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The Resource Night in French libertine fiction, Marine Ganofsky

Night in French libertine fiction, Marine Ganofsky

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Night in French libertine fiction
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Night in French libertine fiction
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Marine Ganofsky
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Language
eng
Summary
In the age of Enlightenment the concept of night evolved from being a time of dread to a time for pleasure. Between the start of the Régence (1715-1723) and the French Revolution the nocturnal and the erotic became intrinsically connected: shadows and darkness were reconfigured as the object of the philosophes' fascination, while night was increasingly experienced as the realm of the self. Nowhere is this paradigmatic shift better recorded than in French libertine literature of the long eighteenth century. Marine Ganofsky delves into the night scenes of libertine fiction to analyse how the idea of night was reimagined and represented by writers ranging from Crébillon to Sade. Her original analysis of erotic encounters in pornographic novels, gallant stories and sensual fairy tales reveals how they capture the period's emancipation from superstitions and traditions. The nocturnal settings of these libertine narratives were the primary means of staging men and women's hitherto hidden sexual encounters and innermost fantasies, and ultimately illustrate the conquest of night-time terrors in favour of social encounters and amorous intimacy. Libertine nocturnal scenes reflect above all the Enlightenment's re-invention of shadows less as an obstacle than an incentive to discover the mysteries they harbour. Through her innovative research Marine Ganofsky presents the erotic nights of libertine fiction as a sign that the siècle des Lumières, free to enjoy the charms to be found in, or under, the cover of darkness, was also the siècle de la nuit. --
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Ganofsky, Marine
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843.5
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment,
Series volume
2018:06
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  • French fiction
  • Libertines in literature
  • Erotic literature, French
  • Night in literature
  • France
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Night in French libertine fiction, Marine Ganofsky
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Enlightening the night: a cultural and historical perspective on eighteenth-century nights -- 2. The nocturnal aesthetics of libertine fiction -- 3. Night as a hiding space -- 4. Nocturnal illusions: dreams of sylph-like lovers -- 5. Nocturnal revelations -- 6. Queens of the night: women and their nocturnal mystery in Les Liaisons dangereuses -- 7. The end of libertine nights: Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome -- Epilogue: beyond libertine nights - mornings and morrows
Control code
ocn999572780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780729412155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999572780
Label
Night in French libertine fiction, Marine Ganofsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Enlightening the night: a cultural and historical perspective on eighteenth-century nights -- 2. The nocturnal aesthetics of libertine fiction -- 3. Night as a hiding space -- 4. Nocturnal illusions: dreams of sylph-like lovers -- 5. Nocturnal revelations -- 6. Queens of the night: women and their nocturnal mystery in Les Liaisons dangereuses -- 7. The end of libertine nights: Les Cent Vingt Journées de Sodome -- Epilogue: beyond libertine nights - mornings and morrows
Control code
ocn999572780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780729412155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999572780

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