In its first appearance in , Israel Zangwill's Children of the Ghetto created a sensation in both England and America, becoming the first Anglo-Jewish bestseller and establishing Zangwill as the literary voice of Anglo-Jewry. A novel set in late nineteenth-century London, Children of the Ghetto gave an inside look into an immigrant community that was almost as mysterious to the more established middle-class Jews of Britain as to the non-Jewish population, providing a compelling analysis of a generation caught between the ghetto and modern British life. This volume brings back to print the edition of Children of the Ghetto, the latest American version known to have been corrected by the author. Meri-Jane Rochelson places the novel in proper context by providing a biographical, historical, and critical introduction; a bibliography of primary and secondary sources; and notes on the text, making this ground-breaking novel accessible to a new generation of readers, both Jewish and non-Jewish alike. A long-overdue reissue restores to print an novel that is generally acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest works of Anglo-Jewish fiction. A scholarly and informative Introduction by
Commentaire composé sur l'homme qui rit
Jugements et critiques | BNF ESSENTIELS
Advanced Search beta. Home Thesis. You do not have access to any existing collections. You may create a new collection. This thesis studies the theme of laughter in the works of Victor Hugo, distinguishing two topical networks: that of perverse gaiety and that of forced laughter. Part One La Gaiete perverse shows how Hugo, drawing various commonplaces related to cruel laughter in the gothic novel, creates a first family of characters whose laugh derives from their demented nature the monster, the headsman, the priest, the outlaw, the mob, the court jester. Part Two La Tristesse des justes concerns the Hugo which, between and , fashions a mythology of the People renewing with commonplaces related to perverse gaiety, which he now links to characters seen as pillars of the Second Empire the tyrant, the soldier, the police officer.
La rancune tenace de Barkilphedro (et des socialistes ?)
During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres: lyrics, satires, epics, philosophical poems, epigrams, novels, history, critical essays, political speeches, funeral orations, diaries, letters public and private, as well as dramas in verse and prose. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Hugo was at the forefront of the Romantic literary movement with his play Cromwell and drama Hernani.
French at Stirling is hosting a science-fiction mini-festival called French Futures, over the last three Wednesdays in March. All discussions will be in English, but the film itself, accessed via Box of Broadcasts, will be in French. Other versions of the film exist with English voiceover, and participants are welcome to view any version to which they have access, either before the event or while the main viewing takes place. All students of French at Stirling are warmly invited to this session!