French Women Writers

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Overview

This bio-bibliographical reference book will acquaint the reader with the lives and works of some of the most important women writers in the history of French literature. Fifty-one essays cover the lives and works of individual writers with an emphasis on their experiences as writers, a discussion of their major themes, and brief surveys of critical reactions. The names of many of the writers included will be familiar to students of literature for they have long been included in the French literary canon. Some, however, will be unknown even to the specialist. Each essay is followed by a bibliography of primary works, a list of titles translated into English, and a selection of critical studies. An additional essay describes the trobairitz, the women troubadours of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The volume ends with a chronology which features the dates of events and trends of special significance to French women. The chronology also serves to place their writings in the context of important literary movements and alongside the productions of their usually better-known male contemporaries.

Like other Greenwood bio-bibliographical source books, French Women Writers is intended for use by general readers as well as students and scholars of French and world history and literature.

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Fifty-one essays cover the lives and works of some of the most important women writers in the history of French literature, with an emphasis on their experiences as writers, a discussion of their major themes, and brief surveys of critical reactions. Each essay is followed by a bibliography of primary works, a list of titles translated into English, and a selection of critical studies. An additional essay describes the trobairitz, the women troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries. The volume ends with a chronology which features the dates of events and trends of special significance to French women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313265488
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1991
  • Pages: 658
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Both editors are associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Eva Martin Sartori, associate professor of Central Reference Services at Love Library, coedited Women's Studies in Western Europe and has contributed to professional journals. Dorothy Wynne Zimmerman, professor emerita of English, edited May Wynne Lamb's Life in Alaska: The Reminiscences of a Kansas Woman, 1916-1919 (Nebraska 1988), and George Sand's The Country Waif.
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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

French Women Writers

Appendix A: Situating Women Writers in French History--A Chronology

Appendix B: List of Authors by Date of Birth

Title Index

Subject Index

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