The Anxiety Of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture by Masha BelenkyThe Anxiety Of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture by Masha Belenky

The Anxiety Of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture

byMasha Belenky

Hardcover | April 1, 2008

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In nineteenth-century France an obsession with jealousy swept the culture as a whole. Virtually every major French novelist employed it as a central plot device. At the same time, jealousy became a key theme for a broad range of medical, journalistic, and moralist authors interested in the study of contemporary mores. In The Anxiety of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French Culture, Masha Belenky argues that it was through narratives of jealousy that writers grappled with the crises of political and moral authority, anxieties surrounding changing gender roles, and new ideas about marriage that defined post-Revolution
Masha Belenky is associate professor of French at the George Washington University.
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Title:The Anxiety Of Dispossession: Jealousy in Nineteenth-Century French CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.72 × 6.49 × 0.56 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611482917

ISBN - 13:9781611482911

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'The green-eyed monster provides Masha Belenky with a wonderful topic to explore in The Anxiety of Dispossession. As she ably demonstrates, jealousy haunted the cultural imagination of nineteenth-century France. . . . Lucid, informative and persuasive, The Anxiety of Dispossession allows us to re-examine nineteenth-century literature and culture from a fresh and intriguing perspective.'