An American Voltaire

An American Voltaire

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This collection of essays was assembled to honor the memory of the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee. It includes seventeen essays by prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France on a variety of topics in French eighteenth-century studies. Essay titles include: qA New Genre: l'OpAura moral / Moral Opera in Eighteenth-Century France, q qVoltaire and the Uses of Censorship: The Example of the Lettres Philosophiques, q qEnlightenment Intertextuality: The Case of Heraldry in the EncyclopAudie mAuthodique, q qSex as Satire in Voltaire's Fiction, q qViolence, Levity, and the Dictionary in Old Regime France: Chaudon's Dictionnaire anti-philosophique, q qL'abbAu, l'amazone, le bon roi et les frelons, q qGreuze's Self-Portraits: Figures of Artistic Identity, q qFrom Forest to Field: Sylvan Elegists of Eighteenth-Century France, q qThe Falsification of Voltaire's Letters and the Public Persona of the Author: From the Lettres secrettes (1765) to the Commentaire historique (1776), q qThe Baron de Saint-Castin, Bricaire de la Dixmerie, and Azakia (1765), q qJohn Law and the Rhetoric of Calculation, q q'Le Roi des Bulgares': Was Voltaire's Satire on Frederick the Great just too Opaque?q qVoltaire and the Voyage to Rome, q qTextual liaisons: Voltaire, PamAula and Don Quixote, q qLes petits livres du grand homme: polAumique et combat philosophique chez Voltaire, q qSentimental Horror: Enlightenment Tragedy and the Rise of the Genre Terrible, q qVoltaire and the Comic Genre: Polemics and Rhetoric.qThis collection of essays was assembled to honor the memory of the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee.

Title:An American Voltaire
Author: E. Joe Johnson, Byron R. Wells
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-01-01

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