French Forum

Journal covering literary criticism and French literature.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

Du Bellay's Time in Rome: The Antiquitez
Rome and the Present In 1553, Joachim du Bellay sets out for Rome on a diplomatic and poetic mission: he is secretary to his older relative Cardinal Jean du Bellay, and he is in search of the ancient models that will provide the source of a new...
La Bruyere and the "Usage" of Childhood: The Idea of Pedagogy in the Caracteres
However difficult it might be to define precisely the historical phenomenon of humanism, certain of its contours are clear, in particular the centrality of pedagogy to its early modern genesis as well as to its enduring influence today. For French...
La Memoire De la Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale En France et la Voix Contestataire De Charlotte Delbo
L'heterogeneite des experiences individuelles ou collectives de la Deuxieme Guerre mondiale en Europe, Particulierement dans les pays ayant ete occupes par les Nazis, est refletee dans la variete des souvenirs et de leurs representations. Celles-ci...
"L'Eglise Invisible" and "La Maison Du Messie Charnel": The Saintly and Prophetic Voices of Les Grands Cimetieres Sous la Lune (1)
Drumont and Peguy In a characteristically audacious moment in Les Grands cimetieres sous la lune (1938), Georges Bernanos imagines the funeral of his former political ally and "maitre," (2) Charles Maurras, as "une grande manifestation d'union national"--only...
Vengeance et Recit Dans le Comte De Monte-Cristo
Dans son livre Du Superman au surhomme, tardivement traduit en francias (1), Umberto Eco consacre une vingtaine de pages au roman Le Comte de Monte-Cristo d'Alexandre Dumas. La critique d'Eco, la fois consterne par la profusion stylistique et exalte...
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