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Absence du romanesque dans le roman hybride de Charles Nodier – Adèle
Disappearance of novel elements in Adèle by Charles Nodier

Author(s): Andrzej Rabsztyn
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, French Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Instytut Filologii Romańskiej & Wydawnictwo Werset
Keywords: epistolary novel; hybrid form; early Romanticism; Nodier

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with intentional breakaway of novel elements in romantic story published in 1820. On the one hand, the book belongs to the rich tradition of epistolary, on the other, it also gives un example of how formal borders can be transgressed between novel composed of letters and novel written as intimate diary, what leads to the disappearance of typical novel elements in texts from the turn of XVII and XVIII c. This absence of fiction appears firstly in paratext (especially in preface to the novel), where the author presents his own concept of novel, and then in letters.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-31
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: French