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Two Plays by Denis Diderot : The Illegitimate Son and the Father of the Family- Translated with an Introduction by Kiki Gounaridou and John Hellweg
by Kiki Gounaridou and John Hellweg




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Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was one of the French philosophers and writers of the Enlightenment. This volume contains the first English translations of his plays, The Illegitimate Son and The Father of the Family. These complex and very entertaining plays delve into the attitudes of the middle-class, bourgeois society and reveal an eighteenth-century suburbia that populates dramatic and suspenseful situations and settings. The translations are vivid and contemporary and bring the plays alive to early twenty-first-century stage and culture.

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Overview

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was one of the French philosophers and writers of the Enlightenment. This volume contains the first English translations of his plays, The Illegitimate Son and The Father of the Family. These complex and very entertaining plays delve into the attitudes of the middle-class, bourgeois society and reveal an eighteenth-century suburbia that populates dramatic and suspenseful situations and settings. The translations are vivid and contemporary and bring the plays alive to early twenty-first-century stage and culture.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781433113635
  • ISBN-10: 1433113635
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 175

Series: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures #188

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