The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature

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Tastu, Amable ( 1798-1885). Widely published in numerous genres, Tastu wrote most of her works during the first half of her long life. Her poems, both elegiac and historic, enjoyed popular success during the 1820s and 1830s and then fell into critical oblivion, a fate shared by many other women romantics.Winner of the Jeux Floraux prize on several occasions, she was highly praised by her contemporaries, including Mme Dufrénoy*, Lamartine, and Sainte- Beuve. She subsequently abandoned poetry* for more "marketable" writings, including educational treatises. She also edited volumes for youths, literary histories, travel chronicles, and translations from many languages (including translations of the English poet Felicia Hemans). Gretchen Schultz

Primary Texts
Poésies. Paris: A. Dupont, 1827.
Chroniques de France. Paris: Delangle frères, 1829.
Poisies nouvelles. Paris: Denain et Delamare, 1835.
Education matemelle. Paris: Renduel, 1836.
Cours d'histoire de France. Paris: Lavigne, 1836- 1837.
Eloge de Mme de Sévigné. Paris: F. Didot frères, 1840.
Education morale. Paris: Didier, 1841.
Tableau de la littérature allemande. Tours: A. Mame, 1843.
Tableau de la littérature italienne. Tours: A. Mame, 1843.
Voyage en France. Tours: A. Mame, 1846.

Secondary Texts
Baale-Uittenbosch, Alexandrina Elisabeth Maria. Les Poétesses dolantes du Romantisme. Haarlem: De Erven F. Bohn, 1928.


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