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By Damian Catani

In this unique interdisciplinary method of evil in sleek Frenchliterature, Damian Catani exhibits how literary representations of evil arecrucial to knowing our modern ethical and political weather.
Catani creates a balancedconceptual and moral framework to learn the paintings of significant French writers andthinkers. His shut readings of texts are expert not just through philosophicaldefinitions of evil, yet discussions ofthe ancient context. starting with Balzacand Baudelaire within the recovery, Catani covers 19th-centuryinterpretations of evil within the paintings of Lautréamont and Zola, analysing how theCatholic misogynistic stereotype of the 'evil female' and new scientifictheories impacted their paintings. stepping into the 20th century, evil isexplored by way of the Self, ennui, energy, wisdom and politics throughreadings of Proust, Céline, Satre and Foucault.By bringing jointly aesthetic,philosophical, ancient and ideological matters to learn a few of the mostimportant texts in sleek literature, this learn argues why a broadertreatment of literary evils is essential to enlightening old evils.

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