- Considerations of "Modern life"
- Creative writing
- Joie de vivre
- New York City
- The law
“Marivaudage,” which now signifies the flirtatious bantering tone characteristic of Marivaux’s dialogues.
Marivaudage of course, instead being in the form of a drink, is applied verbally, through elegance and indirection.
It abuses metaphor somewhat, and delights to turn off a metaphor in an unexpected and bizarre fashion. Sometimes a familiar phrase is used where dignified language would be expected; sometimes the reverse.