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Longing to Belong: The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature Sarah Juliette Sasson

Longing to Belong: The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature

Sarah Juliette Sasson

Published December 24th 2012
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226 pages
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An emblematic figure of the bourgeois century, the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense ofMoreAn emblematic figure of the bourgeois century, the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.