Divorce and political scandal in Edouard Rod's Michel-Teissier novels

Authors
Citation
N. White, Divorce and political scandal in Edouard Rod's Michel-Teissier novels, MOD LANG R, 96, 2001, pp. 667-678
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Language & Linguistics
Journal title
MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
ISSN journal
0026-7937 → ACNP
Volume
96
Year of publication
2001
Part
3
Pages
667 - 678
Database
ISI
SICI code
0026-7937(200107)96:<667:DAPSIE>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Edouard Rod's fin de siecle fiction has been largely lost in the conflict b etween the canon and the margins, but following the Loi Naquet of 1884 his diptych "La Vie Privee de Michel Teissier" (1893) and "La seconde vie de Mi chel Teissier" (1894) frames lucidly the quasi-philosophical terms of the d ivorce debate against the backdrop of actual divorce scandals in London, in volving the politicians Dilke and Parnell. Is it possible to start again? C an one redeem oneself by forging a coherent social life? Or is life led by the passions (be they amorous or political) ultimately a life misled?