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Recommended reading for René

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Atala/René. Trans. Irving Putter. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1952. Print.

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This translation is still available and reliable.

Chateaubriand, François-René de. The Genius of Christianity, or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. Trans. Charles I. White. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy and Co., 1856. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

During Chateaubriand's lifetime, Frederic Shoberl's The Beauties of Christianity (1813) was the only major English translation of René, according to John R. Whittajer [in Olive Classe (ed.) Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English Vol. 1 A-L (Taylor & Francis, 2000), 264-266])

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb. Trans. Robert Baldick. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2014. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This heavily-abridge edition is the only currently available English translation of the Mémoires d'outre-tombe. A new translation by Alex Andreisse, Memoirs from Beyond the Grave, 1768-1800, is scheduled for publication with NYRB Classics in 2018.

Chateaubriand, François-René de. The Natchez; An Indian Tale. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Print.

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This edition has been reprinted and digitized, ex. New York: Howard Fertig, 1978. (Trans. anonymous.)

Berchet, Jean-Claude. Chateaubriand: Le Tremblement Du Temps. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1994. Print.

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Call, Michael J. Back to the Garden: Chateaubriand, Senancour, and Constant. Saratoga, CA: Anma Libri, 1988. Print.

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Julien, D. Chateaubriand, “Atala”, “René”. Paris: Nathan, 1990. Print.

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Moisan, Philippe. Les Natchez De Chateaubriand:  L’Utopie, l’abîme et le Feu. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999. Print.

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Smethurst, Colin. Chateaubriand: Atala and René. Grant and Cutler, 1995. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Le Génie Du Christianisme, Ou beautés De La Religion chrétienne. Paris: Gallimard, 1978. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This edition includes Chateaubriand's 'Défense du Génie du christianisme'.

Chateaubriand, François-René de. The Genius of Christianity, or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. Trans. Charles I. White. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy and Co., 1856. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

During Chateaubriand's lifetime, Frederic Shoberl's The Beauties of Christianity (1813) was the only major English translation of René, according to John R. Whittajer [in Olive Classe (ed.) Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English Vol. 1 A-L (Taylor & Francis, 2000), 264-266])

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb. Trans. Robert Baldick. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2014. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This heavily-abridge edition is the only currently available English translation of the Mémoires d'outre-tombe. A new translation by Alex Andreisse, Memoirs from Beyond the Grave, 1768-1800, is scheduled for publication with NYRB Classics in 2018.

Berchet, Jean-Claude. Chateaubriand: Le Tremblement Du Temps. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1994. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Call, Michael J. Back to the Garden: Chateaubriand, Senancour, and Constant. Saratoga, CA: Anma Libri, 1988. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Julien, D. Chateaubriand, “Atala”, “René”. Paris: Nathan, 1990. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Moisan, Philippe. Les Natchez De Chateaubriand:  L’Utopie, l’abîme et le Feu. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Smethurst, Colin. Chateaubriand: Atala and René. Grant and Cutler, 1995. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Le Génie Du Christianisme, Ou beautés De La Religion chrétienne. Paris: Gallimard, 1978. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This edition includes Chateaubriand's 'Défense du Génie du christianisme'.

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Atala and René. Trans. Rayner Heppenstall. Oxford University Press, 1963. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

Chateaubriand, François-René de. The Genius of Christianity, or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. Trans. Charles I. White. Baltimore, MD: John Murphy and Co., 1856. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

During Chateaubriand's lifetime, Frederic Shoberl's The Beauties of Christianity (1813) was the only major English translation of René, according to John R. Whittajer [in Olive Classe (ed.) Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English Vol. 1 A-L (Taylor & Francis, 2000), 264-266])

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb. Trans. Robert Baldick. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2014. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This heavily-abridge edition is the only currently available English translation of the Mémoires d'outre-tombe. A new translation by Alex Andreisse, Memoirs from Beyond the Grave, 1768-1800, is scheduled for publication with NYRB Classics in 2018.

Berchet, Jean-Claude. Chateaubriand: Le Tremblement Du Temps. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 1994. Print.

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Butor, Michel.“Chateaubriand Et l’ancienne Amérique.” Répertoire II. Paris: Minuit, 1964. 152-92. Print.

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Call, Michael J. Back to the Garden: Chateaubriand, Senancour, and Constant. Saratoga, CA: Anma Libri, 1988. Print.

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Julien, D. Chateaubriand, “Atala”, “René”. Paris: Nathan, 1990. Print.

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Waller, Margaret.“Being René, Buying Atala: Alienated Subjects and Decorative Objects in Post-Revolutionary France.” Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution. Ed. Sara E. Melzer and Leslie W. Rabine. Rochester and London: Oxford University Press, 1992. 157-77. Print.

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Moisan, Philippe. Les Natchez De Chateaubriand:  L’Utopie, l’abîme et le Feu. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1999. Print.

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Pommier, Jean.“Chateaubriand En Amérique Et Le Cycle De Chactas.” Dialogues Avec le passé: Études Et Portraits littéraires. Paris: Nizet, 1967. 57-78. Print.

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Smethurst, Colin. Chateaubriand: Atala and René. Grant and Cutler, 1995. Print.

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Yee, Jennifer.“Shifting Ideologies in Chateaubriand’s Les Natchez.” Exotic Subversions in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction. Oxford: Legenda, 2008. 25-44. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Atala. René. Les Aventures Du Dernier Abencérage. Ed. Fernand Letessier. Paris: Garnier, 1962. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Atala. René. Le Dernier Abencerage. Ed. Pierre Moreau. Paris: Gallimard/Folio, 1978. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Atala, René. Ed. Jean-Claude Berchet. Paris: Livre de Poche, 2007. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Correspondance générale. Ed. Pierre Riberette. Paris: Gallimard, 1977. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Le Génie Du Christianisme, Ou beautés De La Religion chrétienne. Paris: Gallimard, 1978. Print.

Recommended by Elisabeth Gerwin

This edition includes Chateaubriand's 'Défense du Génie du christianisme'.

Chateaubriand, François-René de. Mémoires d’outre-Tombe. Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Gallimard, 1951. Print.

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Chateaubriand, François-René de. Les Natchez. Ed. Jean-Claude Berchet. Paris: Livre de Poche, 1989. Print.

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Amelinckx, Frans.“Le volcan Et Les Montagnes Dans René.” Bulletin de la Société Chateaubriand (1975): n. pag. Print.

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Knight, Diana.“The Readability of René’s Secret.” French Studies 37 (1983): n. pag. Print.

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Wickhorst, Katherine.“Overwriting Time With Space: Memory and Forgetting in Chateaubriand’s René.” French Forum 34 (2009): n. pag. Print.

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