Sometimes he simply engages in quite interesting genre history, as when he relates Laclos
to Richardson, or Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia to buildings and designs Jefferson had seen in Paris.
Teixeira Anacleto (77-87) reflects on Cyrano's L'Autre Monde as "the libertine and baroque version of narrative utopias," to stress its inscription in the realist and satirical tradition of "histoires comiques." While Coulet (169-175) wants to impose stricter limits to the concept of utopia in proposing that the three episodes generally described as "utopias" in Prevost's Cleveland do not serve that function within the novel, Spencer (195-209) argues for broadening the frontiers in her reading of Laclos
's Dangerous Liaisons as a "scriptural utopia" (i.e.
Choderlos de Laclos
, the 18th-century French novelist, wrote Dangerous Liaisons from 14.
Haasse revived the Marchioness of Merteuil (from Choderlos de Laclos
' novel Les liaisons dangereuses) in Een gevaarlijke verhouding of Daal-en-Bergse brieven (1976; "A Dangerous Liaison, or Letters from Daal-en-Berg").
They are essentially instantiations of a complex world of ideas and ideologies--a world populated by the writings of Rousseau, Voltaire and the Marquis de Sade, and by the novels and plays of Sterne (Tristram Shandy) and Laclos
(Les Liaisons dangereuses)--which comes to life in and through Mozart's music.
She has selected for analysis four novels: Chin P'ing Mei; Hung lou meng; Julie, ou la nouvelle Heloise (of Jean-Jacques Rousseau); and Les Liaisons dangereuses (of Choderlos de Laclos
Kumble, in fact, first dreamed up the idea of transforming the libidinous 18th century French courtiers in Choderlos De Laclos
' "Les Liaisons Dangeruses" into wealthy and spoiled New York prep school students for the film.
John Malkovich the reptilian Valmont, Glenn Close his thin-lipped partner in heartless lechery; Choderlos de Laclos
wrote his novel in the 18 th century, but cruelty and manipulation never go out of style.
Less than 20 minutes into Tanghalang Pilipinos "Juego de Peligro"-an earnestly acted and ornately designed adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
18th-century epistolary novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (famously remade first into the play "Dangerous Liaisons" by Christopher Hampton, then a movie directed by Stephen Frears that starred Glenn Close and John Malkovich)-its clear that the audience must shell out a little more focus and attention than usual, lest they get left behind by the mentally fatiguing proceedings.
Partant de l'hypothese que Giustiniana fut en train de preparer une edition de ses lettres a Memmo justement avant sa mort, Nancy Isenberg se demande sur la vraisemblance du projet autobiographique de Giustiniana Wynne, faisant un interessant periple dans la litterature de l'epoque, peuplee d'heroines semblables a la sienne (Pamela (1740) et Clarissa (1747-48) de Samuel Richardson ; Lettres de Mistress Fanni Butler a Milord Charles Alfred (1757) de Marie Jeanne Riccoboni ; The Female Quixote (1752) de Charlotte Lennox ; Julie o la nouvelle Heloise (1761) de Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; Les liaisons dangereuses (1782) de Choderlos de Laclos