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french.0411 - French 50CX Constant end of 18th century 1776...

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French 50CX 04/11/08 Constant – end of 18 th century 1776 Mostly wrote essays and books are French revolutions Wrote political paper, earliest theorist Very enlightened man in social organization – civil liberties, etc He was also a man of his age in terms of sensibility Author of only one novel – written in heyday of French romantic movements Memoir or autobiography Mistress of Adolphe Inspired by Constant’s own affair with a women who is an author of novels and romantic herself Deceptively simple story Straight forward narrative Simply a story of a man that enters into an affair with a woman on the wrong premises and cannot exit the relationship He fears hurting her and because of this he cannot leave and he will end up hurting her more and she will be the one to commit suicide Love affair in romantic vein because the emphasis of the story is on the depth of one’s feelings and how obscure one’s feelings are to ones self Between reason and emotion
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course FRENCH 50CX taught by Professor Maluevre during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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