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- DescriptionThis volume is the first book-length study devoted to gossip in early modern France. Whereas many works that focus on other countries and periods have concentrated on the relationship between gossip and women, ne has explored the crucial link between gossip and same-sex desire. Using material that has never been published before and touching on different social spheres, from valets to the immediate circle of Louis XIV, the author reveals a world radically different from the traditional image of France under the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. An in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of gossip is followed by an examination of songs, poems, memoirs, letters and anecdotes from the time, bringing the milieu of what was kwn as 'the Italian vice' vividly to life. The book concludes by bringing these insights on gossip to a refreshing new reading of one of the period's groundbreaking vels, Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette's La Princesse de Cleves.
- Author BiographyNicholas Hammond is Reader in French at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books and articles on seventeenth-century French literature and has edited a number of volumes, including The Cambridge History of French Literature (2011).
- Author(s)Nicholas Hammond
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication16/04/2011
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleMedieval and Early Modern French Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2011
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Weight250 g
- Width147 mm
- Height221 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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