Work and Leisure in Late Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Visual Culture

Time, Politics and Class

  • Claire White

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature book series (PMEL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Claire White
    Pages 1-42
  3. Claire White
    Pages 77-116
  4. Claire White
    Pages 156-190
  5. Claire White
    Pages 191-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-246

About this book


In this engaging new study, Claire White reveals how representations of work and leisure became the vehicle for anxieties and fantasies about class and alienation, affecting, in turn, the ways in which writers and artists understood their own cultural work.


French literature work leisure literary theory bibliography culture English literature French French literature knowledge literature Neo-impressionism play politics time

Authors and affiliations

  • Claire White
    • 1
  1. 1.Peterhouse, University of CambridgeUK

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