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Download Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant: A Dual Biography eBook
ISBN:
0300119259
Author:
Renee Winegarten
Category:
Historical
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press; 1st edition (June 18, 2008)
Pages:
352 pages
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This compelling dual biography tells the extraordinary story of their union and disunion, set against a European background of momentous events and dramatic . Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: A Dual Biography. 0300119259 (ISBN13: 9780300119251).

This compelling dual biography tells the extraordinary story of their union and disunion, set against a European background of momentous events and dramatic social and cultural change. Renee Winegarten offers new perspectives on each of the protagonists, revealing their rare qualities and their all-too-human failings as well as the complex nature of their debt to one another. Their passionate and productive relationship endured on and off for seventeen years.

She was already celebrated and a published writer, whereas he, though ambitious, was unknown.

She was already celebrated and a published writer, whereas he, though ambitious, was unknown Winegarten traces their story largely through their own wordsletters and aut.

Renee Winegarten's new book examines the Staël-Constant relationship in detail. Renee Winegarten is a writer and literary critic who publishes frequently on French literature and civilization

Renee Winegarten's new book examines the Staël-Constant relationship in detail. makes this book so compelling is that. Winegarten is willing to be critical of the actions of both parties. Renee Winegarten is a writer and literary critic who publishes frequently on French literature and civilization. She is the author of six previous books, including The Double Life of George Sand: Woman and Writer, and Accursed Politics: Some French Women Writers and Political Life, 1715-1850. She lives in England.

Information publiée le 27 mai 2008 par Gabriel Marcoux-Chabot (source : Site web de la maison d'édition). WINEGARTEN, Renee, Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant. A Dual Biography, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2008, 352 p. ISBN 9780300119251. When they first met in 1794, shortly after the Reign of Terror, Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant were both in their twenties, both married, and both outsiders. She was already celebrated and a published writer, whereas he, though ambitious, was unknown.

She was a force of nature who talked from the moment she woke up until she fell asleep. She compensated for her lack of conventional beauty with feathered turbans, brightly colored flowing gowns, and a disregard for social niceties

When they first met in 1794, shortly after the Reign of Terror, Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant were both in their twenties, both .

When they first met in 1794, shortly after the Reign of Terror, Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant were both in their twenties, both married, and both outsiders. Renee Winegarten's new book examines the Staël-Constant relationship in detail, providing an elegantly written guide to their meetings, movements, union, tensions, and disunion.

Germaine de Staël & Benjamin Constant: a Dual Biography. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. Dover, NH : Berg, 1985. Library resources about Germaine de Staël.

This compelling dual biography tells the extraordinary story of their union .

When they first met in 1794, shortly after the Reign of Terror, Germaine de Staël and Benjamin Constant were both in their twenties, both married, and both outsiders. She was already celebrated and a published writer, whereas he, though ambitious, was unknown. This compelling dual biography tells the extraordinary story of their union and disunion, set against a European background of momentous events and dramatic social and cultural change. Renee Winegarten offers new perspectives on each of the protagonists, revealing their rare qualities and their all-too-human failings as well as the complex nature of their debt to one another.

Their passionate and productive relationship endured on and off for seventeen years. Winegarten traces their story largely through their own words―letters and autobiographical writings―and illuminates the deep intellectual and visceral bond they shared despite disparate personalities and gifts. Exploring their relationships with Napoleon and the Bourbons, their different responses to the momentous upheavals of postrevolutionary France, their support of individual liberty with order, and more, the book concludes with an appreciation of de Staël’s and Constant’s singular contributions to a new literature and to the history of liberty.