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By Bernard J. Bourque

the most amazing features of abbé d'Aubignac's fictional output is that the valuable concentration of his paintings is ladies. D'Aubignac's try and articulate his philosophy in regards to the woman intercourse is particularly a lot an problematic balancing act. whereas he's sincerely attracted to girls, putting them on a pedestal in lots of of his writings, the abbé imposes boundaries on their perceived innate characteristics and infrequently embraces the inspiration of the feminine as a societal scapegoat. the entire Abbé's ladies explores how those rules have been prompted through the socio-political stipulations of d'Aubignac's time, leading to a fancy interrelationship among the notions of strength and misogyny within the author's fictional and important works. The research additionally goals to give a contribution to the scholarship on d'Aubignac, portray a portrait of the abbé that has no longer been the point of interest of past books. The paintings will attract scholars of French literature, gender reports and the cultural heritage of Early sleek France.

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