By Christopher Prendergast
An available and authoritative new heritage of French literature, written by way of a hugely unique transatlantic team of scholars
This booklet presents a fascinating, available, and interesting new historical past of French literature from the Renaissance throughout the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one in every of trendy so much unique experts on French literature, has accrued a transatlantic team of greater than thirty major students who supply unique essays on rigorously chosen writers, works, and issues that open a window onto key chapters of French literary heritage. The ebook starts within the 16th century with the formation of a latest nationwide literary recognition, and leads to the overdue 20th century with the belief 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 background from the Renaissance to the tip of the 20th century
- Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and subject matters, written through a exceptional transatlantic team of scholars
- Includes an creation and index
The members comprise 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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