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By Bernard J. Bourque

the most remarkable points of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the important concentration of his paintings is ladies. D'Aubignac's try to articulate his philosophy in regards to the lady intercourse is particularly a lot an problematic balancing act. whereas he's sincerely attracted to girls, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes boundaries on their perceived innate features and infrequently embraces the suggestion of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. the entire Abbé's ladies explores how those rules have been stimulated by means of the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a fancy interrelationship among the notions of energy and misogyny within the author's fictional and important works. The research additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the point of interest of prior books. The paintings will entice scholars of French literature, gender experiences and the cultural heritage of Early smooth France.

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