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George Sand dans la fiction: représentations imaginaires d’un personnage littéraire.

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(Thesis) M.A.
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2008
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This thesis explores the representations of George Sand in four works of fiction: the novels La Confession d’un enfant du siècle (1836) by Alfred de Musset and Elle et Lui (1859) by George Sand, and the films Impromptu (1991) by James Lapine and Les Enfants du siècle (1999) by Diane Kurys. In Musset’s novel, Sand is a sacralized and idealized maternal figure, while in Sand’s novel she is an independent woman and painter idealized in her maternal dimension. In Impromptu, Sand’s masculinity and eccentricity are emphasized to make a portrait of the romantic artist that reflects a 20th century vision of a modern artist and mother. Les Enfants du siècle proposes a romantic vision of the feminine character and makes the writer into an icon of French femininity. This thesis studies the changes and transformations that the character experiences in each representation in relation to the social and cultural context.
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