Octave Mirbeau's fictions of the transcendental / Robert Ziegler
- Ziegler, Robert, 1947-
- Newark : University of Delaware Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 
- Physical Description:
- vii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
- Introduction -- The Pardoner -- Le Calvaire -- L'Abbé Jules -- Sébastien Roch -- The Seer -- Dans le ciel -- The Stranger -- Le Jardin des supplices -- Le Journal d'une femme de chambre -- The Brother -- Les 21 jours d'un neurasthénique -- La 628-E8 -- Dingo -- Conclusion.
- "Casting Octave Mirbeau as a fierce detractor of army, church, and schools--institutions of regimentation and repression that perverted man's instinct and alienated him from nature--critics and literary historians see his fiction as grounded in the sordid social reality of his time. Yet unlike his reactionary contemporaries who sought escape into the narcissistic bliss of mysticism (J.-K. Huysmans) or admission into the exclusive precincts of occult research (Joséphin Péladan), Mirbeau pursued experiences of the transcendental in order to better understand his suffering brothers whose plight he chronicles in his work" --
- 9781611495614 hardcover alkaline paper
161149561X hardcover alkaline paper
9781611495621 electronic book
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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