TITLE

The Gift of Clothes: Of Mme de Lafayette and the Origin of Novels

AUTHOR(S)
Kamuf, Peggy
PUB. DATE
March 1984
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring1984, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p233
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Compares the culture and origin of novels to the origin of the king's gift of his clothes, as demonstrated by de Huet in a treatise that introduced the novel "Zaïde: Histoire Espagnole," by Jean-Regnaud de Segrais. Novels as fictions of amorous adventures written for the pleasure of the readers; Description of novels in terms of Egyptian culture in which everything is expressed in images; Background on the culture of kings letting a slave play his role for a day; Discussion of the novel "Zaïde."
ACCESSION #
15768233

 

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