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The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

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Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe’s first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.
This Norton Critical Edition presents selections from eighteen of Christine’s major works in fresh, contemporary translations. Each text is fully annotated and is accompanied by an introduction placing it in the context of Christine’s oeuvre and ...

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Overview

Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364-ca. 1421) is Europe’s first professional woman writer. She wrote an astonishing body of work in many genres, including lyric poetry, allegorical dream visions, history, political treatises, and biography.
This Norton Critical Edition presents selections from eighteen of Christine’s major works in fresh, contemporary translations. Each text is fully annotated and is accompanied by an introduction placing it in the context of Christine’s oeuvre and tracing the literary developments and the historical situation of the period. The Book of Fortune’s Transformation and The Book of the City of Ladies include manuscript illuminations.
"Criticism" collects seven important interpretations of the literary and historical aspects of Christine’s work, by Jacqueline Cerquiglini, Beatrice Gottlieb, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Sheila Delany, Patricia A. Phillippy, Joel Blanchard, and Kevin Brownlee. A Selected Bibliography is included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393970104
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/17/1997
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 813,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is an Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture; The Writings of Margaret Oingt, Medieval Prioress and Mystic; and Reading Myth: Classical Mythology and Its Interpretations in Medieval French Literature.

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is an Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture; The Writings of Margaret Oingt, Medieval Prioress and Mystic; and Reading Myth: Classical Mythology and Its Interpretations in Medieval French Literature.

Kevin Brownlee is Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Discourses of the Self: Autobiography and Literary Models in Christine de Pizan and Poetic Identity in Guillaume de Machaut. His edited works include Rethinking the "Romance of the Rose"; Text, Image, Reception; The New Medievalism; and Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

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