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The Stelliferous FoldToward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation$
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Rodolphe Gasché

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823234349

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001

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The Stelliferous Fold: Villiers de lʼIsle-Adam's LʼEve Future

The Stelliferous Fold: Villiers de lʼIsle-Adam's LʼEve Future

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(p.112) Chapter 5: The Stelliferous Fold: Villiers de lʼIsle-Adam's LʼEve Future
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The Stelliferous Fold
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Rodolphe Gasché

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0006

This chapter is devoted to the novel L'Eve Future by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. It reexamines the evidence in support of Villiers's Hegelianism and reevaluates its importance as a means of understanding the author's work. Indeed, although Villiers may for some time have considered himself a disciple of Hegel, the critic's fetishization of that proper name turns it into a magic tool for decoding that may well miss the specificity of Villiers's literary enterprise. Failing to determine whether or not Villiers's references to Hegel are accurate, the critic runs the risk of being fooled by Villiers's self-styled Hegelian expertise. In short, the price paid for assuming that an epithet such as Hegelian characterizes the author's work may be nothing less than the application of Villiers's own caricature of Hegel's philosophy to a work that is not Hegelian at all.

Keywords:   L'Eve Future, l'Isle-Adam, Hegelianism, disciple, Hegel's philosophy

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