French Studies THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY By S. HARVEY, Lecturer in French, Queen Mary and Wesifield College, University of London, and D. A. DESSERUD, Associate Professor of Politics, University of New Brunswick at Saint john I. GENERAL CULTURE AND THOUGHT. Dena Goodman, The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment, Ithaca, NY, Cornell U.P., xii + 338 pp., places the salons, and the women around which they operated, in the forefront of the French Enlightenment, and subtly contrasts the 'femininity' of the salon with the 'masculinity' of the revolutionary assemblies. Comprehensive, elegantly written, and already the subject of challenging footnotes. Femmes savantes et fimmes d'esprit: Women Intellectuals of the French Eighteenth Century, ed. Roland Bonnel and Catherine Rubinger, NY, Peter Lang, xi+ 449 pp., is an important study of I9 fimmes savantes, with essays by A. Nabarra, 'Mme Dunoyer et La Quintessence: la rencontre d'une journaliste et d'un journal' (45-76); S. Jones-Day, 'A woman writer's dilemma: Mme de Gomez and the early eighteenth-century novel' (77-98); M.-L. Girou-Swiderski, 'La Belle ou la bete? Mme de Villeneuve, la meconnue' (9g-128); J. Curtis, 'Anticipating Zilia: Mme de Graf figny in I744' (I2g-54); A. Deguise, 'Mme Leprince de Beaumont: conteuse ou
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