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The man-woman and the idiot: Madame de Staël's public/private life

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Madame de Staël's insistence on talking politics in her daily life as well as in her writing was partly what caused her banishment by Napoleon, and she continued unreformed on return from exile. From living political life at second hand through her father Jacques Necker and her lover Louis de Narbonne both before and during the Revolution, she moved on to promoting its claims in her salon. Yet although she insisted to the Duke of Wellington that she needed politics in order to live, ...

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10.1093/fmls/cql117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Forum for Modern Language Studies Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
34-45
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-6860
ISSN:
0015-8518
Language:
English
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2010-03-15

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