Honoré de Balzac | Critical Essay by Joyce O. Lowrie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Honoré de Balzac.
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SOURCE: Lowrie, Joyce O. “Works Sighted in a Frame Narrative by Balzac: Facino Cane.French Forum 15, no. 2 (May 1990): 149-67.

In the following essay, Lowrie provides a stylistic analysis of “Facino Cane,” focusing on the structure of the frame story.

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Links that exist between the “frame” and the “framed” in embedded narratives are multifarious and complex. Works sighted in Balzac's “Facino Cane” reveal how authors, real and implied, and narrators use intra- and intertexts to build bridges between basic segments of frame stories. The orchestration of these elements also shows that the narratives themselves are frequently homologous, in their dialogic structures, to the very...

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