schools of thought about writing,
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Posted 29 November 2000 - 02:08 PM
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For instance, I remember vividly all the romantism and realism (or whatever the technical word is) of 19th century writers like Flaubert, Balzac, or Hugo (you probably know "Les Miserables").
Baudelaire was probably the first goth by modern criteria...
18th century is (in my memory) mainly interested in Philosophy.
17th century, we studied mostly theatre authors. Moliere, Racine, Corneille, et al. Either they base their stuff on classic greek tragedy (Racine, if I am correct), or on the emerging Comedia del Arte (italian comedy) writing comedy that carries a message for the initiated. A bit like the tales of La Fontaine, describing the adventures of animals, were only satire of the society under Louis the XIVth, were animals represented existing characters ...
And please correct me, I am writing this from the top of my head, and my memory is very vague ... sometimes