The Dream of an Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture

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SUNY Press, Jul 3, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.

  

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Contents

Swedenborg French Culture and the Dream of an Absolute
1
Swedenborgianism Popular Culture and the Ends of
10
Politics Magic and Language Swedenborgianism in
19
Echoes of Les correspondances in ConstantLevis prose
27
The Preface to the 1861 Edition
37
Swedenborgs Correspondences and the Cultures of
55
Who Has the Word? Swedenborgianism and Popular
107
Swedenborgianism in France
116
Fictions of Wholeness Swedenborgianism and the French Canon
145
Baudelaires Correspondances Language Censorship
217
Conclusion
249
Baudelaires Correspondances and ConstantLevis Les
257
Works Cited
301
Index
321
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About the author (1996)

Lynn R. Wilkinson is Assistant Professor of Scandinavian and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin.

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