Emma Bielecki; On Fathers and feuilletonistes: The iconography of Balzac often presents him as paradigmatic of a model of phallic creativity, his theory and practice of the novel seen as exemplifying the patriarchal idea of the author as father.
Through examining the metaphoric link the novel Lucien de rubempre homosexual discrimination between the narrative of adultery and the representation of literary creation, the article develops a meta-poetic reading of the relationship between biological and literary paternity, analysing how the formal characteristics of the novel refract anxieties about the erosion of paternal authority in July Monarchy France.
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