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The Danton Case and Thermidor: Two Plays
by Stanislawa Przybyszewska
translated by Boleslaw Taborski
Northwestern University Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-8101-0806-6
Library of Congress Classification PG7158.P64A28 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.8526

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Stanislawa Przybyszewski is recognized as a major twentieth-century playwright on the basis of her trilogy about the French Revolution, of which The Danton Case and Thermidor are the principal parts. The Danton Case depicts the battle for power between two exceptional individuals: the corrupt sentimental idealist, Danton, and the incorruptible genius of the Revolution, Robespierre. Thermidor shows the final playing out of this drama, as Robespierre, left alone with the heroic absolutist Saint-Just, foresees the ruin of himself and his cause, and in his despair predicts that hatred, war, and capitalism will steal the Revolution and corrupt nineteenth-century man.

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