The Place of Exile: Leisure Literature and the Limits of Absolutism

The Place of Exile: Leisure Literature and the Limits of Absolutism

The Place of Exile: Leisure Literature and the Limits of Absolutism

The Place of Exile: Leisure Literature and the Limits of Absolutism

Synopsis

At once political institution, lived experience, and discursive figure, exile defined Louis XIV's absolutist France. The Place of Exile connects the movements of both people and books through and around this absolutist territory in order to understand the deliberate construction of real and imagined marginal cultures. Four case studies of everyday, sociable writing called leisure literature guide us through an ever-widening territory of disaffection and alienation, from the center of absolutism at Louis XIV's first court to Europe's international communities of refugees.
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