Joie De Vivre in French Literature and Culture

Joie De Vivre in French Literature and Culture

Essays in Honour of Michael Freeman

eBook - 2009
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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
ISBN: 9789042028968
9042028963
9781441616937
1441616934
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)

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