Les Liaisons Dangereuses Owc Pb

Les Liaisons Dangereuses Owc Pb

This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able to judge whether the novel is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about a world we still inhabit.

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199536481

Category: Fiction

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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil--gifted, wealthy, and bored--form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game. And they play this game with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them, until they discover mysterious rules that they cannot understand. In the ensuing battle there can be no winners, and the innocent suffer with the guilty. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able to judge whether the novel is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about a world we still inhabit. Douglas Parmee is Retired Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge. He is the translator of Nana, Attack on the Mill (Zola) and A Sentimental Journey (Flaubert) for World's Classics. David Coward is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. He is the translator and editor of Maupassant, de Sade, and Dumas in World's Classics.
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Eros and Power in Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Eros and Power in Les Liaisons Dangereuses

2 But in practice he has as much difficulty as others in making reality conform to idealism , a fact which becomes obvious in a comparison of Les Liaisons dangereuses with “ De L'Education des femmes . ” One critic who has dealt with ...

Author: Suellen Diaconoff

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 2600035702

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Les Liaisons dangereuses

Les Liaisons dangereuses

The process was completed by a film, Dangerous Liaisons (1989), directed by Stephen Frears from Hampton's script, ... which tells us more about the reaction against eighteenth-century libertinism than about Les Liaisons dangereuses.

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019156043X

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Choderlos de Laclos: Liaisons Dangereuses. Notice par Ad. van Bever. (see above) 2 vols. Paris, 1920. Choderlos de Laclos: Poésies. Publiées par Arthur Symons et Louis Thomas. Paris, 1908. Choderlos de Laclos: Lettres Inédites.

Author: Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415577533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 425

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A novel that depicts the foibles of the French aristocracy on the eve of the French Revolution.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses The Dangerous Liaisons

Les Liaisons Dangereuses  The Dangerous Liaisons

As Baudelaire put it, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses burns like ice.” Much of the novel's negative force derives from the blatant cynicism and manipulative disregard for the feelings of others that drives the two central characters: the ...

Author: Choderlos De Laclos

Publisher: Disruptive Publishing

ISBN: 9781608727735

Category: Fiction

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Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, the Vicomte is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. But as their intrigues become more duplicitous and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon and The Talking Cure.He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza ...

Author: Christopher Hampton

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571318216

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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The scandalous reputation of Laclos's novel, first published in 1782, is based on its chilling portrayal of the mannered decadence and sexual cynicism of the French aristocracy in the last years of the ancien regime. Christopher Hampton has made a masterful adaptation for the stage of the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent. Les liaisons dangereuses was premiered by Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 24 September 1985, and won Christopher Hampton the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1986.
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Laclos Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Philip Thody

Laclos  Les Liaisons Dangereuses  by Philip Thody

The standard bibliography remains Emile Dard's Le Général Choderlos de Laclos, auteur des 'Liaisons dangereuses'. Un acteur caché du drame révolutionnaire (Paris, Perrin et Cie, 1905). It has not been reprinted, but there is a copy in ...

Author: Philip Malcolm Waller Thody

Publisher: London : Edward Arnold

ISBN: UOM:39015004670777

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A New History of French Literature

A New History of French Literature

1782, March Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Publishes Les liaisons dangereuses Words and “the Thing” Published in 1782, seven years before the coming of the Revolution, which would shatter the world that it depicts, Les liaisons dangereuses ...

Author: Denis Hollier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674254619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1200

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Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance language—to the present decade is the most compact and imaginative single-volume guide available in English to the French literary tradition. In fact, no comparable work exists in either language. It is not the customary inventory of authors and titles but rather a collection of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena. It sets before us writers, public figures, criminals, saints, and monarchs, as well as religious, cultural, and social revolutions. It gives us books, paintings, public monuments, even TV shows. Written by 164 American and European specialists, the essays are introduced by date and arranged in chronological order, but here ends the book’s resemblance to the usual history of literature. Each date is followed by a headline evoking an event that indicates the chronological point of departure. Usually the event is literary—the publication of an original work, a journal, a translation, the first performance of a play, the death of an author—but some events are literary only in terms of their repercussions and resonances. Essays devoted to a genre exist alongside essays devoted to one book, institutions are presented side by side with literary movements, and large surveys appear next to detailed discussions of specific landmarks. No article is limited to the “life and works” of a single author. Proust, for example, appears through various lenses: fleetingly, in 1701, apropos of Antoine Galland’s translation of The Thousand and One Nights; in 1898, in connection with the Dreyfus Affair; in 1905, on the occasion of the law on the separation of church and state; in 1911, in relation to Gide and their different treatments of homosexuality; and at his death in 1922. Without attempting to cover every author, work, and cultural development since the Serments de Strasbourg in 842, this history succeeds in being both informative and critical about the more than 1,000 years it describes. The contributors offer us a chance to appreciate not only French culture but also the major critical positions in literary studies today. A New History of French Literature will be essential reading for all engaged in the study of French culture and for all who are interested in it. It is an authoritative, lively, and readable volume.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Versini is equally sceptical of the objectivity of Laclos's political interpretation of Les Liaisons dangereuses in 1791 as he is of that of the earlier letters to Mme Riccoboni a few days after publication of the novel : see Versini ed ...

Author: Patrick W. Byrne

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ISBN: UOM:39015017890594

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A Critical Bibliography of French Literature V4 18th C Supplement

A Critical Bibliography of French Literature V4 18th C Supplement

Don Juanism in Les Le fond et la forme . Gallimard , 1958. p . liaisons dangereuses . FS 14 : 1-15 , 1960 . 133–38 . 3935 3940 Short but concentrated remarks on Good study of elements of Don Juanrole of L. in French literature .

Author: Richard A. Brooks

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

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