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The Life of Madame Necker
Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon





ISBN 9781138664364
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker’s life – her debilitating, decades-long psychic and somatic suffering and subsequent curious death.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Abjection and Display; Chapter 1 ‘She Will Never Acquire the Art of Pleasing’; Chapter 2 Embodied Faith: Madame Necker’s Intimate Theology; Chapter 3 Filial Duty and the Maternal Body; Chapter 4 Performing Pathology: Staging the Sick Body; Chapter 5 Specular Death: Staging the Virtuous Body;

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Sonja Boon