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Telling Glances: Voyeurism in the French Novel

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In French novels from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, a particular plot structure constantly reappears. A man desires a woman who is enigmatic and unattainable: he desires to see her and to understand her, to know exactly what she is, what she desires--in a sense, he wants to possess her through the knowledge of her (and of woman in general) that he gains through the power of his gaze. Since the information he desires remains hidden, the man resorts to spying on the woman in order to obtain the information ...

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Telling Glances: Voyeurism in the French Novel
1992, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813518466

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Telling Glances: Voyeurism in the French Novel
1992, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813518459

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