By Christopher Prendergast
An available and authoritative new historical past of French literature, written through a hugely special transatlantic workforce of scholars
This booklet offers an interesting, available, and intriguing new heritage of French literature from the Renaissance in the course of the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, considered one of contemporary so much exceptional professionals on French literature, has amassed a transatlantic team of greater than thirty best students who supply unique essays on conscientiously chosen writers, works, and subject matters that open a window onto key chapters of French literary background. The e-book starts within the 16th century with the formation of a contemporary nationwide literary cognizance, and leads to the overdue 20th century with the assumption of the "national" coming more and more into query as inherited meanings of "French" and "Frenchness" extend past the geographical limits of mainland France.
- Provides a thrilling new account of French literary historical past from the Renaissance to the tip of the 20 th century
- Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and themes, written by way of a unique transatlantic team of scholars
- Includes an advent and index
The individuals contain Etienne Beaulieu, Christopher Braider, Peter Brooks, Mary Ann Caws, David Coward, Nicholas Cronk, Edwin M. Duval, Mary Gallagher, Raymond Geuss, Timothy Hampton, Nicholas Harrison, Katherine Ibbett, Michael Lucey, Susan Maslan, Eric Méchoulan, Hassan Melehy, Larry F. Norman, Nicholas Paige, Roger Pearson, Christopher Prendergast, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Timothy J. Reiss, Sarah Rocheville, Pierre Saint-Amand, Clive Scott, Catriona Seth, Judith Sribnai, Joanna Stalnaker, Aleksandar Stević, Kate E. Tunstall, Steven Ungar, and Wes Williams.
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