François-René Chateaubriand Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Conner, Tom. Chateaubriand’s “Mémoires d’outre-tombe”: A Portrait of the Artist as Exile. New York: Peter Lang, 1995. Essentially a book about Chateaubriand and his autobiography. The first chapter and introduction hold helpful discussions of the author’s life and work. Includes a bibliography.

Evans, Joan. Chateaubriand: A Biography. New York: Macmillan, 1939. Relies primarily on Chateaubriand’s autobiography but corrects and supplements this work with other accounts. Readable, with many fine vignettes but little analysis.

Hart, Charles Randall. Chateaubriand and Homer: With a Study of the French Sources of His Classical Imagination. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1928. Recommended mainly for specialists, but the introduction has a helpful explanation of Chateaubriand’s literary sources and influences. Includes a bibliography.

Hilt, Douglas. “Chateaubriand and Napolean.” History Today 23 (December, 1973): 831-837. Traces Chateaubriand’s political career under Napoleon and the author’s subsequent portrayal of Napoleon in his memoirs.

Maurois, André. Chateaubriand. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. A lively biography geared to the general reader and beginning student of Chateaubriand. One of the best introductory texts, written by an author who specialized in biographies of literary figures.

Miller, Meta Helena. Chateaubriand and English Literature....

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