French women writers, 1800-1850

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Betty Sue Tilley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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W. Barney

Abstract: The relative position of women in literature is now so important that it is difficult for one to realize that women writers have not always had such prestige. Since the time of Sappho, one of the first women writers of whom we have record, the feminine touch has gradually, by a much slower process than one would expect, been applied to the different realms of literature. The development of feminine literature in France, chronologically, has followed much the same pattern as that of the other nations of the western world. In this developing pattern, the first half of the nineteenth century has been chosen to be studied in the light of the feminine achievement and contribution to French literature. A general survey of feminine achievement of that particular era will have the purpose of discovering either: (1) why there were so few feminine writers during the period, or (2) why so few achieved great fame.

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Language: English
Date: 1948

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