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Robert L. Mitchell, ed.

Front Matter
Table of Contents
Preface, Editor’s Note
Part One: Pre–Text
1. Transfiguring Disfiguring in L’Homme qui rit: A Study of Hugo’s Use of the Grotesque
2. La Fée aux miettes: An Alchemical Hieros Gamos
3. The Grotesque in Jean Lorrain’s New Byzantium: Le Vice errant
4. The Roman tragique and the Discourse of Nervalian Madness
5. Baudelaire and Nietzsche: Squaring the Circle of Madness
6. “Tristes Triangles”: Le Lys dans la vallée and Its Intertext
7. Death and the Romantic Heroine: Chateaubriand and de Staël
8. Don Juan and His Fallen Angel: Images of Women in the Literature of the 1830s
Part Two: Text
9. Ruminations on Stendhal’s Epigraphs
10. Stendhal’s Lamiel: Observations on Pygmalionism
11. Love, the Intoxicating Mirage: Baudelaire’s Quest for Communion in “Le Vin des amants,” “La Chevelure,” and “Harmonie du soir”
12. The Danaïdes’ Vessel: on Reading Baudelaire’s Allegories
13. Seeing and Saying in Baudelaire’s “Les Aveugles”
14. Artistic Self-Consciousness in Rimbaud’s Poetry
15. Mallarmé and the Plastic Circumstances of the Text
16. Lautréament’s Plagiarisms; or, The Poetization of Prose Texts
Part Three: Context
17. The Myth of the Poètes Maudits
18. Mallarmés Living Metaphor: Valéry’s Athikté and Rilke’s “Spanish Dancer”
19. Emile Nelligan, Poète Maudit of Quebec: The Pervasion of Black and White Coldness
20. The Molière Myth in Nineteenth–Century France
21. Dialogue and Intertextuality: The Posterity of Diderot’s Neveu de Rameau
22. On Attributive Discourse in Madame Bovary
23. Ubu and the Signs of the Theater
Contributor’s Notes

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