Cyrano de Bergerac | Critical Essay by Sylvie Romanowski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Cyrano de Bergerac.
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Critical Essay by Sylvie Romanowski

SOURCE: “Cyrano de Bergerac's Epistemological Bodies: ‘Pregnant with a Thousand Definitions’,” in Science-Fiction Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3, November 1998, pp. 413-32.

In the following essay, Romanowski argues that Cyrano joined together elements of both materialist and hermetic philosophy in L'Autre Monde.

1. Cyrano's Fiction in Context: Competing Sciences at the Dawn of the Modern Scientific Age.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655) wrote two highly imaginative texts of cosmic exploration and travel which defy all attempts at classification. Sometimes collectively entitled L'Autre Monde [The Other World], L'Autre Monde ou Les Estats et Empires de la Lune [The Other World, or the States and Empires of the Moon] and Les Estats et Empires du Soleil [The States and Empires of the Sun],1 they have been the object of debate and widely differing interpretations. They have been considered as critical and...

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