Document Type

Master's thesis

Date of Degree

2010

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Department

Comparative Literature

First Advisor

Steven Ungar

Abstract

This thesis investigates usages of books in domestic space in Colette's La Maison de Claudine. The central problematic emphasized in the research is that of escape. The thesis shows how book-objects can be appropriated to a number of possible ends in Colette's memoir, and shows how usages of books in the text complicate "boundaries" and "escape" as might traditionally be understood. The thesis also looks at the way observations derived from these themes are mirrored in Colette's poetics.

Pages

iv, 70

Bibliography

69-70

Copyright

Copyright 2010 Lauren Elaine Clark