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LES CONTEMPLATIONS of Victor Hugo : an Allegory of the Creative Process

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LES CONTEMPLATIONS of Victor Hugo : an Allegory of the Creative Process
Title
LES CONTEMPLATIONS of Victor Hugo
Title remainder
an Allegory of the Creative Process
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Victor Hugo's work presents the reader with a paradox nowhere more apparent than in the collection of more than 150 lyric poems entitled Les Contemplations. Although he insisted upon structural unity, his complex artistic creations often seem disordered and digressive. Suzanne Nash examines this contradiction, and she proposes here a new approach to Les Contemplations that reveals how it may be read as a unified allegory of Hugo's understanding of the creative process. The author's reading heightens the subtleties of individual poems by placing them within the context of the collection. She clarifies the poet's use of rhetorical devices and. illuminating Les Contemplations as a metapoetic creation, shows how it can serve as a guide to Hugo's other works. The first two chapters present evidence of Hugo's narrative intention, place his work within an allegorical tradition, and describe the structure of the allegory. One poem, Pasteurs et troupeaux, is analyzed as a paradigm for the whole, and a single theme, that of Léopoldine as sacrificial muse and figure for poetic language, is traced through the six books. The author demonstrates Hugo's narrative purpose in his use of rhetorical forms and examines (according to predominance of themes, images, and technical devices) the six chapters as steps in the religio-poetic allegory. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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IDEBK
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Nash, Suzanne
Dewey number
800
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PQ2285.C83
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hugo, Victor
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • TRAVEL
Label
LES CONTEMPLATIONS of Victor Hugo : an Allegory of the Creative Process
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. L'Ame en fleur
  • VI. Les Luttes et les reves
  • VII. Pauca meae
  • VIII. En marche
  • IX. Au bord de I'infini
  • X.A celle qui est restee en France
  • Conclusion
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • I. The Allegorical Nature and Context of Hugo's Work
  • II. The Structure of Hugo's Allegory
  • III. Leopoldine--Mediating Angel
  • IV. Aurore
Control code
903318308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870509
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400870509
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 719652
  • 22573/ctt13gn499
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903318308
Label
LES CONTEMPLATIONS of Victor Hugo : an Allegory of the Creative Process
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. L'Ame en fleur
  • VI. Les Luttes et les reves
  • VII. Pauca meae
  • VIII. En marche
  • IX. Au bord de I'infini
  • X.A celle qui est restee en France
  • Conclusion
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • I. The Allegorical Nature and Context of Hugo's Work
  • II. The Structure of Hugo's Allegory
  • III. Leopoldine--Mediating Angel
  • IV. Aurore
Control code
903318308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400870509
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400870509
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 719652
  • 22573/ctt13gn499
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903318308

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