A Semiotic Analysis of the Use of Colors in Stendhalian and Other Novels (Studies in French Literature v. 60)
By: Charlotte Peeples King (author)Hardback
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Although some of its ideas may not be completely new, Dr. King's work on the colors and titles of Stendhal's works being an extensive investigation of the establishment of "the many possible inter- and extra-textual significances and connotations of the color words and their semiology in other important literature." She demonstrates to both the professional and amateur literary critic a method of considering a particular body of work, but does not limit the investigation to one work, instead establishing her critical thesis and showing how it can be brought to bear upon works by Stendhal and other writers.
Preface... i Chapter 1 Introduction... 1 Chapter 2 The Influence of Painting... 17 Chapter 3 Green - The Shorter Works... 31 Chapter 4 Green - Two Masterpieces and Final Works... 51 Chapter 5 Blue... 71 Chapter 6 Red... 85 Chapter 7 Black... 115 Chapter 8 Emile Zola: L'Oeuvre, La Bete humaine... 143 Chapter 9 Simone de Beauvoir: Tous les hommes sont mortels... 185 Chapter 10 Claude Mauriac: Toutes les femmes sont fatales... 223 Chapter 11 Conclusion... 247 Endnotes... 249 Works Cited... 317 Index... 323
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