Polsky, Zachary

About the author: Zachary Polsky received his PhD in French Literature from the University of California, Davis.

Comic Machine, the Narrative Machine, and the Political Machine in the Works of MoliÈre
2003 0-7734-6606-1
This study examines in depth the nature of comedy itself, as well as the way that comedy was practiced in 17th-century France, and applies these ideas to close readings of six seminal Molière plays (L’école des femmes; Tartuffe; Dom Juan; Le misanthrope; George Dandin; Le bourgeois gentilhomme). The result i he playwright on the stage as well as in print, uncovering nuances and contexts which have remained hidden until now.