A Short History of French Literature
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Short History of French Literature by Sarah Kay
Book DescriptionIn this lucid and innovative volume, three distinguished scholars trace this history of French literature from its beginnings to the present day. From the oral, unstable anonymous works of the early Middle Ages via the emergence of a print culture in the Renaissance, through to the attempted codification of genres and styles in the nineteenth century and the resourceful experimentation of the twentieth, A Short History of French Literature demonstrates the world importance of French literature, and the extraordinary richness of its range. The three main parts of the volume cover the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Modern period, and offer wide-ranging, personal, and detailed coverage of major writers and movements. Writing for the interested general reader as much as for students, the authors range expertly between authors and their works, historical events, and literary movements, offering as a whole an authoritative and innovative account of the history of French literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198159315
(224mm x 144mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature, Hardback (April 2008)
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Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry, Paperback (November 2006)
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Tracing the history of French literature since its beginnings, this book offers an account of major writers and movements. It presents the developments in French literature in a different way. It allows the readers to grasp the main characteristics of major periods and enjoy an appraisal of individual works and their contexts.
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