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Tradition and poetic experimentation in Gaspard de la Nuit: Aloysius Bertrand and cultural exchange in French romanticism

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In mainstream literary histories, Aloysius Bertrand (1807-1841) is still remembered as the canonical inventor of the prose poem in France. The established classification of Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) within the realm of the prose poem inevitably involves a retrospective appreciation of Bertrand’s work in light of the better-known authors that succeeded him in the history of this genre, such as Baudelaire and Mallarmé. The result is that Bertrand is often viewed as the inventor and/or the pr...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Publication date:
2017
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-02-14

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