A Short History of French Literature / Edition 1

A Short History of French Literature / Edition 1

by Sarah Kay, Terence Cave, Malcolm Bowie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199291187

ISBN-13: 9780199291182

Pub. Date: 02/16/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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:
9780199291182
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Long View1
Pt. IThe Middle Ages: From the Earliest Texts to 147013
Pt. IIThe Early Modern Period: 1470-178997
Pt. IIIThe Modern Period: 1789-2000193
Postface315
Suggestions for Further Reading317
Sources of Quotations325
Index333

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