The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry / Edition 1

The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry / Edition 1

by Mary Lewis Shaw
     
 

The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry is the most comprehensive survey of French poetry available. The poets discussed - all quoted in the original, followed by an English translation - belong to every period from the eleventh century to the present, and include Francophone authors from areas other than France. The goals of this Introduction are to provide tools… See more details below

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The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry is the most comprehensive survey of French poetry available. The poets discussed - all quoted in the original, followed by an English translation - belong to every period from the eleventh century to the present, and include Francophone authors from areas other than France. The goals of this Introduction are to provide tools for the analysis of French poems, while assessing ever-changing distinctions and hierarchies between verse and prose, forms and genres, and levels of style; and to give a sense of French poetry's endless quest for self-definition, by examining its ambivalent relations with political realities, philosophical ideas, and the achievements of other arts. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use in courses, this Introduction contains a useful glossary of poetic terms, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004855
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/08/2003
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Prologue: French poetry?1
Ch. 1Verse and prose7
Ch. 2Forms and genres38
Ch. 3Words and figures71
Ch. 4Poetry and politics105
Ch. 5Poetry and philosophy141
Epilogue: Poetry and other arts176
Notes192
Glossary207
Bibliography213
Index of notions219
Index of names223

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