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Flora Tristan [electronic resource] : life stories /
Susan Grogan.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
description
280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415049628
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
isbn
0415049628
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7921797
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-272) and index.
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Flora Tristan is best known as a nineteenth century French social critic and reformer. Her writings can be seen as a precursor to Marxism and Feminism. Flora Tristan: Life Sories by Susan Grogan, investigates the life of Flora Tristan through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her own writings. The author also examines the portrayal of Flora Tristan in paintings and literature.Rather than adopting a chronological approach, the author surveys the personae of Flora Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveller and "Mother of the Workers". She places Flora Tristan in the context of contemporary debates and ideas, adding to our understanding of the times in which Flora Tristan lived. Flora Tristan: Life Stories argues that Flora Tristan's self-representations were attempts to claim a role of authority and significance not open to women in the nineteenth century. This authoritative study also engages with attempts to re-evaluate the writing of biography and to explore the meaning of an individual life in historical context.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Flora Tristan is best known as a 19th century French social critic & reformer. Her writing can be seen as a precursor to Marxism & Feminism. This book investigates her life through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her writings.
Library of Congress Summary
Examines the nineteenth-century French social critic and reformer's life by exploring the ways she represented herself in her writings and how others portrayed her in paintings and literature.
Main Description
Flora Tristanexplores the life of this nineteenth century French social critic and reformer by surveying the personae of Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveler and "Mother of the Workers". The book places her in the context of contemporary debates and ideas, increasing our understanding of the times in which she lived.
Main Description
Flora Tristan is best known as a nineteenth century French social critic and reformer. Her writings can be seen as a precursor to Marxism and Feminism. Flora Tristan: Life Soriesby Susan Grogan, investigates the life of Flora Tristan through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her own writings. The author also examines the portrayal of Flora Tristan in paintings and literature. Rather than adopting a chronological approach, the author surveys the personae of Flora Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveller and "Mother of the Workers". She places Flora Tristan in the context of contemporary debates and ideas, adding to our understanding of the times in which Flora Tristan lived. Flora Tristan: Life Stories argues that Flora Tristan's self-representations were attempts to claim a role of authority and significance not open to women in the nineteenth century. This authoritative study also engages with attempts to re-evaluate the writing of biography and to explore the meaning of an individual life in historical context.
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Flora Tristan explores the life of this nineteenth century French social critic and reformer by surveying the personae of Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveller and "Mother of the Workers". The book places her in the context of contemporary debates and ideas.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Biography and Memory
Childhood Stories
Slave and Pariah
Traveller
Woman Author
Socialist Scientist
Socialist
Mother of the Workers
Lover of Humanity
""The First Strong Woman"
Melodramatic Hero
Saving Woman
Death and Birth of a Legend Epilogue, Chronological Appendix Appendix III
Biographical Appendix
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