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Article: “Je t'aime … moi non plus”: Deconstructing Love in Open Confession to a Man from a Woman

Title“Je t'aime … moi non plus”: Deconstructing Love in Open Confession to a Man from a Woman
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09699082.asp
Citation
Women's Writing, 2006, v. 13 n. 2 Special Issue: Marie Corelli, p. 225-245 How to Cite?
AbstractThe posthumous novel Open Confession to a Man from a Woman (1925) holds an unusual place in Marie Corelli's oeuvre: it presents a change of parameters in that it deconstructs the (Platonic) love ideal promoted elsewhere in her romantic fiction. This essay situates the novel in the context of Corelli's own failed love affair with the painter Arthur Severn and the emergence of literary modernism with not only a widening chasm between “high” and “popular” literature, but also changes in romantic fiction, including an increased sexual explicitness. It suggests that Corelli locates and employs a set of rhetorical and narratological strategies to show that romantic fiction is a calculated masquerade aimed at expressing an unattainable ideal of love.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65690
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.124

 

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dc.contributor.authorKuehn, JCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:40:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:40:01Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationWomen's Writing, 2006, v. 13 n. 2 Special Issue: Marie Corelli, p. 225-245en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0969-9082en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65690-
dc.description.abstractThe posthumous novel Open Confession to a Man from a Woman (1925) holds an unusual place in Marie Corelli's oeuvre: it presents a change of parameters in that it deconstructs the (Platonic) love ideal promoted elsewhere in her romantic fiction. This essay situates the novel in the context of Corelli's own failed love affair with the painter Arthur Severn and the emergence of literary modernism with not only a widening chasm between “high” and “popular” literature, but also changes in romantic fiction, including an increased sexual explicitness. It suggests that Corelli locates and employs a set of rhetorical and narratological strategies to show that romantic fiction is a calculated masquerade aimed at expressing an unattainable ideal of love.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09699082.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofWomen's Writingen_HK
dc.title“Je t'aime … moi non plus”: Deconstructing Love in Open Confession to a Man from a Womanen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0969-9082&volume=13:2&spage=225&epage=245&date=2006&atitle=%27Je+t%27aime+...+moi+non+plus%27:+Deconstructing+Love+in+%27Open+Confession%27%27en_HK
dc.identifier.emailKuehn, JC: jkuehn@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09699080500527493-
dc.identifier.hkuros117772en_HK

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