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Sublime Worlds
Early Modern French Literature

ISBN 9780367604288
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers, in each case, intimate critical readings which spin out into broad interrogations about knowledge and experience in early modern French literature. It considers the ineffability of some kinds of experience alongside everyday human communication and encounters.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Longinus 2. The Sublime and the Tragic 3. Theatrical Controversy 4. Corneille's Movements 5. Pascalian 'Connaissance' 6. Knowledge, Experience, and the Uses of ‘Expérience’ for Pascal 7. Embodiments of Experience: Montaigne and Augustine 8. Translations and Reflections 9. The Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes and the Sublime

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