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Madame de Staël on politics, literature and nationalcharacter

STAEL, Anne Louise Germaine de Madame.

Madame de Staël on politics, literature and nationalcharacter

by STAEL, Anne Louise Germaine de Madame.

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Published by Sidgwick and Jackson .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated and with an introduction by Morroe Berger.
The Physical Object
Pagination292p.
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21177160M

Madame de Staël in Goethe's Weimar (Context) On the threshold between Enlightenment and Early Romanticism Madame de Staël had a pivotal role as a literary critic and as a brilliant conversationalist who thrived on lively poetic and political discussions in her intellectual salons in an age of turmoil, the period of the French. The period of Madame de Pompadour's influence is considered the very height of refined taste in France. Madame de Pompadour would have liked to patronize literature by providing pensions for many of the talented writers whom she knew from the Paris salons. Her attempts to influence the King in this direction did not meet with much success.

was born in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) in about He received a master's degree from Charles University in Prague in , became a professor of theology in , was ordained to the priesthood in , was made rector of the University in , and in received a bachelor's degree in theology (presumably a more advanced degree than the term suggests today). Full text of "Madame de Staël: a study of her life and times, the first revolution and the first empire" See other formats.

Madame Evelyn Saint-Ange, Author, Paul Aratow, Translator, Madeleine Kamman, Foreword by, trans. from the French by Paul Aratow. Ten Speed $40 (p) . Le salon de l'Europe - Madame de Staël () Plot. Showing all 0 items Jump to: Summaries. It looks like we don't have any Plot Summaries for this title yet. Be the first to contribute! Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Plot Summary submission guide. Synopsis.


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Madame de Staël on politics, literature and nationalcharacter by STAEL, Anne Louise Germaine de Madame. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Germaine de Staël, in full Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne (baroness) de Staël-Holstein, byname Madame de Staël, (born ApParis, Fr.—died JParis), French-Swiss woman of letters, political propagandist, and conversationalist, who epitomized the European culture of her time, bridging the history of ideas from Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

Maria Fairweather's biography of Germaine de Staël is unquestionably a great book for anyone lucky enought to the culutural baggage necessary to enjoy it. In today's terms, Madame de Staël was one of the great movers and shakers of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era.

The exact nature of her greatness is however a matter of dispute/5. Madame Germaine de Stael is often regarded as the "mistress to an age", or (like England and Russia) one of the three great European "powers" of the 19th century.

She was in some sense both, but she was also an important and influential writer whose works, astonishingly, have not, until literature and nationalcharacter book volume, been translated into English since the early 2/5.

Madame de Staël, her friends and her influence in politics and literature Item Preview remove-circle HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). Essays and criticism on Madame de Staël - Critical Essays.

Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Baronne de Staël-Holstein French critic, novelist, historian, and playwright. Madame de Stael is Maria Fairweather's second biography. The first was The Pilgrim Princess: A Life of Princess Volkonsky published in of which Victoria Glendinning wrote, "A rich, compelling historical biography—the extraordinary story of a beautfiul princess whose life and loves were intimately interwoven with those of great men at the cataclysmic centre of events in early nineteenth Cited by: 4.

Madame Germaine de Staël is often regarded as the "mistress to an age," or (like England and Russia) one of the three great European "powers" of the nineteenth century. She was in some sense both, but she was also an important and influential writer whose works, astonishingly, have not, until this volume, been translated into English since the early nineteenth century.

Lettres sur les ouvrages et le caractère de J. Rousseau [Letters on the Works and Character of J. Rousseau] (essays) Jane Grey, tragédie en cinq actes et en vers (verse drama) J. Christopher Herold vigorously tells the story of the fierce Madame de Stael, revealing her courageous opposition to Napoleon, her whirlwind affairs with the great intellectuals of her day, and her idealistic rebellion against all that was cynical, tyrannical, and passionless.

Germaine de Stael's father was Jacques Necker, the finance minister to Louis XVI, and her mother ran an influential Reviews: 2. His academic work has mainly concentrated on modern French poetry and the representation of Blacks in Francographic literature. He has edited several volumes of Textes littéraires for University of Exeter Press.

The French government has conferred upon him the rank of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite and he has been awarded the Prix de /5(10). Stae¨l, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), – [Conside´rations sur les principaux e´ve´nemens de la Re´volution franc¸oise.

English] Considerations on the principal events of the French Revolution/Germaine de Stae¨l; edited and with an introduction by Aurelian Craiutu. Includes bibliographical references and index. Madame de Stael as leader of the principal salon in Paris, where they discussed politics and favored a republic, was an obnoxious person to Napoleon.

She published about this time a work on "Literature," which abounded in the most liberal political sentiments.

Madame de Stael was one of the best-known "women of history" to writers in the 19th century, who often quoted her, though she is not nearly so well known today. Selected Madame de Stael Quotations • Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

Full text of "Madame de Staël, her friends and her influence in politics and literature" See other formats. Goethe declared the work ought to be "a powerful battery making a wide breach in the wall of superannuated prejudices between the two nations." By this tribute to the rising German literature and by example in her mature writings, Madame de Staël gave a strong impulse to the Romantic movement.

`Look at her, she is the image of our beautiful Italy.'Corinne, or Italy () is both the story of a love affair between Oswald, Lord Nelvil and a beautiful poetess, and /5(4). Erik Simpson is Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College.

He is the author of two books: Literary Minstrelsy, Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature () and Mercenaries in British and American Literature, Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money (). He is currently working in the digital humanities, particularly on.

Madame de Staël: The Passionate Philosophe and Salonnière Novelist, philosophical essayist, political theorist, literary critic, salonnière and exile, Germaine de Staël represents the last éclat of the Enlightenment encyclopedic spirit, its faith in human progress and rationality, its democratic fervor, its vibrant cosmopolitanism.

Sort Alphabetically Sort by Release Date Alias De Staël, Madame (Anne-Louise-Germaine) See also: dia See also: dia Project Gutenberg off free ebooks to download. Project Gutenberg off free ebooks to download. The style of Madame de Staël Maria Fairweather's book, scholarly yet well-written and excitingly paced, is exactly suited to introduce this remarkable woman and her work to a wider public.

By Helen Craske “Un homme doit savoir braver l’opinion; une femme s’y soumettre” [Delphine] (“A man must know how to defy opinion; a woman, how to obey it.”[1]) Madame de Staël has been called ‘one of the most important women in history’ (Bowman, in Dixon,p.9), and this is for her impact over politics.Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French writer whose correspondence is of both historical and literary significance.

Of old Burgundian nobility, she was orphaned at the age of six and was brought up by her uncle Philippe II de Coulanges. She had a happy childhood and was well educated.

Mme de Staël did not present this problem as a matter of political philosophy. Although she frequented philosophers, notably Benjamin Constant, one of her many lovers, she was known primarily as a literary figure—a salon lioness, a romantic novelist, and the woman who defied Napoleon, preferring exile to subjection.