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Victor Hugo on Things That Matter

Victor Hugo on Things That Matter, edited by
Marva A. Barnett
, introduces readers to the brilliant literary genius and social critic whose ideas are as contemporary today as in when he wrote — whether he is pouring out his love for the women and children in his life, or sharing his vision of God and humanity’s capacity for progress, or fighting for social justice and against poverty, or envisioning the future European Union. The book has wide appeal for those who speak English and read French.

Marva's University Seminar, "Interpreting Les Misérables" in the UVAToday news: First-Year Seminar Explores Why ‘Les Misérables’ Remains Relevant, December 13, 2012.

The French Republic names Marva Barnett chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes académiques. She receives her award from Hugo scholar and Juliette Drouet biographer Gérard Pouchain on October 19, 2012, in the University of Virginia Rotunda Dome Room

Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, co-edited with Gérard Pouchain, published in February 2012 by the Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre.

Book Events, Talks, Workshops on Hugo

Interview with Marva Barnett about the book

Reviews and Comments:
Book Reviews and Comments

Contents, viewable on-line:
Table of Contents

Chapter 5: On the Mysterious, the Exotic, and the Grotesque (a PDF of the entire chapter)

Book focus & modern impact of Hugo's ideas
Yale University Press summary


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