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Work and Leisure in Late Nineteenth-century French Literature and Visual Culture free pdf The language of labour and leisure politics was burned onto the social consciousness in France by the Revolution, and it would remain critical to the ideals and conflicts at stake in future moments of upheaval. In the years following the Paris Commune, the mobilisation of the workforce and the struggle for labour reforms brought centre stage questions about time, politics and individual and collective rights. Claire White's account brings late nineteenth-century literature and art into conjunction with political discourses, philosophy and the social sciences to reveal how representations of work and leisure became the vehicle for class anxieties and utopian fantasies. More than topics of cultural history, this study shows how the terms and politics of labour and leisure were fundamental to artistic self-conceptions, affecting the ways in which writers and artists understood their own cultural work. Moving between fiction, poetry and painting, this study refocuses works by the canonical writers Emile Zola and Jules Laforgue, and the long-overlooked Neo-Impressionist painter Maximilien Luce.

About Claire White

Claire White is a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK. She has published on a range of nineteenth-century French literature in journals such as Romanic Review and Modern Language Review.

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Author : Claire White
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 24 June 2014
ISBN : 1137373067
EAN : 9781137373069
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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