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Corneille, Classicism and the Ruses of Symmetry


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Prefaces; Introduction; 1. Mythifying matrix: Corneille's Medee and the birth of tragedy; 2. Le Cid: father/time; 3. Horace, classicism and female trouble; 4. Cinna: empty mirrors; 5. Polyeucte: seeing is believing; 6. Nicomede, Rodogune, Surena: monsters, melanchology and the end of the ancien regime; Notes; Index.

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Mitchell Greenberg is Goldwin Smith Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of several books on seventeenth-century French literature and culture. Greenberg uses contemporary critical theories, particularly Freudian and post-Freudian approaches, in the interpretation of early modern texts.

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