Menander to Marivaux: The History of a Comic Structure

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University of Alberta, 1977 - Literary Criticism - 201 pages
The author examines comedies based on a structure first used by Menander in the fourth century B.C. and brought to its precise formulations and brilliance by Marivaux in the eighteenth century A.D.

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Contents

Sources and Channels
11
Towards F in France
27
Molière and
39
The Conscious
75
Marivaux and
115
The Dissolution of F
145
Notes
164
Bibliography
171
Index
198
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