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Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality

By: Balzac/Lucey, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822331933

ISBN: 0822331934

Condition: USED

In more than ninety novels and novellas, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) created a universe teeming with over two thousand characters." The Misfit of the Family" reveals how Balzac, in imagining the dense, vividly rendered social world of his novels, used his writing as a powerful means to understand and analyze--as well as represent--a range of forms of sexuality. Moving away from the many psychoanalytic approaches to the novelist's work, Michael Lucey contends that in order to grasp the full complexity with which sexuality was understood by Balzac, it is necessary to appreciate how he conceived... View more info