The Legend of Gilles De Rais 1404-1440 in the Writings of Huysmans, Bataille, Plancon and Tournier (Studies in French Civilization, 29)

The Legend of Gilles De Rais 1404-1440 in the Writings of Huysmans, Bataille, Plancon and Tournier (Studies in French Civilization, 29)

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This work examines the literary representations of Gilles de Rais, serial-killer, devout Christian and Marechal de France. After briefly summarizing the historical outlines of Rais' life, it examines four literary encounters with Huysmans, Bataille, Planchon, and Tournier.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   vii
Foreword ix
Preface xi
INTRODUCTION 1 (34)
CHAPTER ONE Huysmans's Gilles de Rais: A Model 35 (48)
of Decadent Poetics
CHAPTER TWO Bataille's Gilles de Rais: An 83 (50)
Allegory of Modernity
CHAPTER THREE Planchon's Gilles de Rais: A 133(48)
Modern Miracle Play
CHAPTER FOUR Tournier's Gilles de Rais: A 181(48)
Postmodern Tale
CHAPTER FIVE Concluding Remarks 229(2)
Appendix I Gilles de Retz by Sidney Keyes 231(10)
Appendix II Synopsis of Gilles De Rais by John 241(8)
Burgess
Bibliography 249(10)
Index 259