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Title: All the Abbé's Women: Power and Misogyny in Seventeenth-Century France, through the Writings of Abbé d'Aubignac
Contributor(s): Bourque, Bernard  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: The image of François Hédelin as a tightrope walker is an amusing one, given the abbé's reputation as a stern and inflexible dramatic theoretician in seventeenth-century France. Nevertheless, it is this comparison that accurately represents abbé d'Aubignac's philosophical attitude towards the female sex. What is striking about all of Hédelin's fictional output is that the principal focus of his work is women - women of high political and social standing. One may speculate that the composition of these works is, in part, a manifestation of the abbé's fantasies about women, however subtle and innocent these notions appear to be.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
Place of Publication: Tubingen, Germany
ISBN: 9783823369745
Field of Research (FOR): 200511 Literature in French
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950203 Languages and Literature
950504 Understanding Europes Past
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Extent of Pages: 224
Series Name: Biblio 17
Series Number : 209
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