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Framed Narratives

Diderot’s Genealogy of the Beholder

1985
Author:

Jay Caplan
Afterword by Jochen Schulte-Sasse

Framed Narratives

Focuses on the problem of framing in and of Diderot and proposes an interpretive model that draws upon the notion of dialogue developed by Bakhtin. “Written in an engaging, readable style, Caplan’s short book reopens fascinating questions on Diderot’s texts for both specialist and non-specialist readers.” --Modern Language Notes

Focuses on the problem of framing in and of Diderot and proposes an interpretive model that draws upon the notion of dialogue developed by Bakhtin. “Written in an engaging, readable style, Caplan’s short book reopens fascinating questions on Diderot’s texts for both specialist and non-specialist readers.” --Modern Language Notes

. . . those interested in Diderot will find this critically sophisticated study highly rewarding . . .

Suzanne Gearhart, Comparative Literature

Framed Narratives

Jay Caplan is Department Chair and professor of French at Amherst College.

Jochen Schulte-Sasse teaches in the humanities at the University of Minnesota and coedited the series Theory and History of Literature with Wlad Godzich.

Framed Narratives

. . . those interested in Diderot will find this critically sophisticated study highly rewarding . . .

Suzanne Gearhart, Comparative Literature

Written in an engaging, readable style, Caplan's short book reopens fascinating questions on Diderot's texts for both specialist and non-specialist readers.

Maureen F. O'Mera, MLN

Framed Narratives is a stimulating and smart book about key issues in Diderot's fiction, drama, and philosophy.

David Marshall, Eighteenth-Century Studies