Joie De Vivre in French Literature and Culture
Essays in Honour of Michael FreemaneBook - 2009
The apparent self-sufficiency of joie de vivre means that, despite the widespread use of the phrase since the late nineteenth century, the concept has rarely been explored critically. Joie de vivre does not readily surrender itself to examination, for it is in a sense too busy being what it is. However, as the essays in this collection reveal, joie de vivre can be as complex and variable a state as the more negative emotions or experiences that art and literature habitually evoke. This volume provides an urgently needed study of an intriguing and under-explored area of French literature and cu.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)