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- DescriptionIn the eighteenth century, a type of vel flourished showing naive outsiders who come to Europe and are amazed at what they see. After studying the origin of the genre in Montaigne's essay Des Cannibales (1580), the author analyzes Montesquieu's Lettres persanes (1721), Francoise de Graffigny's Lettres d'une Peruvienne (1752), Voltaire's L'Ingenu (1767), and Claire de Duras's Ourika (1824).
- Author BiographySylvie Romanowski is the author of L'illusion chez Descartes (1974) and has written on seventeenth-, eighteenth- and twentieth-century French literature. She teaches French literature at Northwestern University.
- Author(s)Sylvie Romanowski
- PublisherPurdue University Press
- Date of Publication31/10/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationWest Lafayette
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPurdue University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight440 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
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