Struggling under the destructive glance : androgyny in the novels of Guy de Maupassant (Book, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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Struggling under the destructive glance : androgyny in the novels of Guy de Maupassant

Author: Rachel Mildred Hartig
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1991.
Series: American university studies., Series II,, Romance languages and literature ;, v. 113.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Struggling to free themselves from the controlling eye of the male, Maupassant's fictional heroines move from passive to more active forms of rebellion. Early heroines look inward to the world of dreams or turn their eye to a more sympathetic lover. Later heroines actively try to captivate the eye of the male, victimizing him in turn. In this aggressive game, however, the female protagonists risk losing their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hartig, Rachel Mildred.
Struggling under the destructive glance.
New York : P. Lang, ©1991
(OCoLC)654810279
Named Person: Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Mildred Hartig
ISBN: 0820410756 9780820410753
OCLC Number: 22596424
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Catholic University of America, 1985 under title: Androgyny in the novels of Guy de Maupassant.
Description: xi, 134 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: American university studies., Series II,, Romance languages and literature ;, v. 113.
Responsibility: Rachel M. Hartig.

Abstract:

Struggling to free themselves from the controlling eye of the male, Maupassant's fictional heroines move from passive to more active forms of rebellion. Early heroines look inward to the world of dreams or turn their eye to a more sympathetic lover. Later heroines actively try to captivate the eye of the male, victimizing him in turn. In this aggressive game, however, the female protagonists risk losing their humanity. Pursuing this analysis, based on the combined approaches of the Geneva critic Jean Starobinski in L'Oeil vivant (1961) and the American critic Carolyn Heilbrun in Toward a Recognition of Androgyny (1974), Dr. Hartig challenges, through textual analyses of the novels in their chronological order, the prevailing critical opinion that the psychology of Maupassant's female characters undergoes no change.

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