Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Moliere: A Novel by Madame de Villedieu

By Madame de Villedieu

Often called Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640-83) was once a prolific author who performed a massive position within the evolution of the early glossy French novel. one of many earliest girls to put in writing for a dwelling, she defied cultural conference by way of changing into an innovator and attractive to renowned tastes via fiction, drama, and poetry.Memoirs of the lifetime of Henriette-Sylvie de Moli?re, a semi autobiographical novel, portrays an enterprising lady who writes the tale of her existence, a fancy story that runs counter to social expectancies and novelistic conventions. A notable paintings, the tale skillfully mixes genuine occasions from the author's existence with fictional adventures. At a time while few girls released, Villedieu's Memoirs is an important fulfillment in making a voice for the early glossy girl author. Produced whereas the French novel shape was once nonetheless in its infancy, it's going to be welcomed through any pupil of women's writing or the early improvement of the radical.

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Yet the call for justice issued as long as six centuries ago by those writing in the tradition of the other voice must be recognized as the source and origin of the mature feminist tradition and of the realignment of social institutions accomplished in the modern age. We thank the volume editors in this series, who responded with many suggestions to an earlier draft of this introduction, making it a collaborative enterprise. Many of their suggestions and criticisms have resulted in revisions of this introduction, although we remain responsible for the final product.

26) 25. “I will not hide anything, not even the most foolish adventures in which I have had some role, so that Your Highness can laugh at them while at the same time having compassion for me in other regards. ” (p. 26). 26. Cuénin, Roman et société, 1:646, 657. 27. Nicole Boursier, “Le Corps de Henriette-Sylvie,” in Le Corps au XVIIe siècle, ed. Ronald W. Tobin, Biblio 17, 89 (Paris: PFSCL, 1995), 274. Cf. Chupeau, “Du Roman comique,” 96. 28. Cf. DeJean, Tender Geographies, 133. 29. See DeJean, Tender Geographies, 133 – 34; Marie-Thérèse Hipp, Mythes et réalités, enquête sur le roman et les mémoires, 1660 –1700 (Paris: Klincksieck, 1976), 80 – 81.

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