n French Studies in Southern Africa - Vraisemblance et séparation dans le roman par lettres

Volume 2003, Issue 32
  • ISSN : 0259-0247



The credibility underlying the necessity for an exchange of letters in the 18th century epistolary novel is examined, finding that in the hands of some authors, although proximity obviates the need for written communication, authors can still make their characters communicate by this medium. It is further seen that while modern methods of communication are used in cinematographic modernizations, credibility (vraisemblance) is reduced.

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