Reading Voltaire's Contes : A Semiotics of Philosophical Narration Paperback / softback
Part of the North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures series
Questioning a particular tradition of reading, Carol Sherman writes a series of metacritical essays that revise many of our assumptions about Voltaire's stories, substantiate others, and attempt to account for the phenomenon of interpretation for the paradoxical case of fictions that proffer truths.
Micromegas, Zadig, Candide, and L'Ingene constantly guide the interpreter to a single reading; nonetheless, these tales deconstruct their premises at the hands of readers who are conscious of their own status as text.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 284 pages
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
- Publication Date: 30/08/2018
- Category: Prose: non-fiction
- ISBN: 9780807892275
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