Titolo: The Rhetoric of Pessimism and Strategies of ...
Casa editrice: Edwin Mellen Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780773493445-3
Riassunto: This study proposes an overall interpretation based on an analysis of three constants. First, Maupassant accepts that man lives in an objective, contingent world in which he has no purpose, and elevates the notion of chance into an explanation of the human condition. Secondly, this awareness explains the adoption of a view of the world as farce. Thirdly, in order to shape and mitigate the consequences of these positions, Maupassant elaborates a rhetoric of pessimism and strategies of containment. The book argues that this triple approach enables Maupassant to rise above the evidence of his experience and gives the reader access to a work that otherwise might appear inconsequential and disparate. Maupassant's three hundred and six short stories represent a unified series of variations on three constants and offer a coherent, structured response to a personal dilemma that nevertheless has wider application.
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