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The misfit of the family Balzac and the social forms of sexuality by Michael Lucey

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • France

Subjects:

  • Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 -- Political and social views.,
  • Literature and society -- France -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Sex in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-301) and index.

StatementMichael Lucey.
SeriesSeries Q
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2184.E76 L83 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3671978M
ISBN 10082233156X, 0822331934
LC Control Number2003001723

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I found ‘The Misfit’s Manifesto’ in the library catalogue while searching for Lidia Yuknavitch’s novel The Book of Joan. It’s a short book based on a TED talk, which I haven’t seen. In it, Yuknavitch describes the nature of being a misfit: an outcast from society, usually as a consequence of past traumas/5(). In more than ninety novels and novellas, Honoré de Balzac (–) created a universe teeming with over two thousand characters. The Misfit of the Family. reveals how Balzac, in imagining the dense, vividly rendered social world of his novels, used his writing as a powerful means to understand and analyze—as well as represent—a range of forms of sexuality.   The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality. By Michael Lucey. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, Pp. xxx + Readers of criticism on French literature will know Professor Lucey's work from his book on Gide's Bent: Sexuality, Politics, Writing. It's hard to believe The Misfit is actually innocent, regardless of whether he killed his father. He kills the grandmother's family in such a casual manner that it seems as if he's used to murder. And toward the end of the story, it becomes easier to believe that he's done a lot of nasty things. Why?