By Christopher Prendergast
An obtainable and authoritative new background of French literature, written via a hugely uncommon transatlantic crew of scholars
This e-book presents an attractive, obtainable, and interesting new historical past 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, one in every of modern-day such a lot individual professionals on French literature, has accumulated a transatlantic workforce of greater than thirty top students who offer unique essays on conscientiously chosen writers, works, and subject matters 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 an exhilarating new account of French literary historical past from the Renaissance to the tip of the 20th century
- Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and themes, written via a amazing transatlantic staff 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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A History of Modern French Literature: From the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century by Christopher Prendergast