Making Way for Genius: The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New
Examining the lives and works of three iconic personalities —Germaine de Staël, Stendhal, and Georges Cuvier—Kathleen Kete creates a groundbreaking cultural history of ambition in post-Revolutionary France. While in the old regime the traditionalist view of ambition prevailed—that is, ambition as morally wrong unless subsumed into a corporate whole—the new regime was marke...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Yale University Press
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