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George Sand: A Brave Man, The Most Womanly Woman
George Sand was admired by Dostoevsky, Whitman, Flaubert, Thackeray and Elizabeth Barret Browning as on of the greatest writers of her time. Her sixty novels received critical acclaim and earned her enough money to donate over a million pounds to socialist causes. But now she is remembered mainly as a 'femme fatale' who wore trousers, smoked cigars and lived with Chopin, a ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published January 1st 1988)
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This study, while quite dated in that the author fights a battle on behalf of Sand's rightful place as a 19th C French writer that has since been won (Sand's place is fairly secure and recognized by now), nonetheless offers the reader a) a vision of the distance we have come, b) strong arguments for a feminist reading of Sand, c) thorough rebuttal to scurrilous attacks on Sand, and d) a set of fundamental references to Sand's works and criticism that may have been superseded by many more recent ...more