A Short History of French Literature / Edition 1

A Short History of French Literature / Edition 1

by Sarah Kay, Terence Cave, Malcolm Bowie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198159315

ISBN-13: 9780198159315

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed—though selective—account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series

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This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed—though selective—account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories told at varying pace and with different kinds of focus. Readers can thus take in the broad sweep of historical change, grasp the main characteristics of major periods, or enjoy a close appraisal of individual works and their contexts. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical style that will make it attractive both to students of French and to non-specialist readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159315
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: The Middle Ages: From the Earliest Texts to 1470
Overview
Main Narrative
Part II: The Early Modern Period: 1470-1789
Overview
Main Narrative
Part III: The Modern Period: 1789-2000
Overview
Main Narrative
Appendices

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