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The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance
     

The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

by Terence Cave
 

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In the sixteenth century, Latin theorists and French vernacular writers shared a common preoccupation with problems of writing, its nature and status. This is an exploration of the shifting relationship between literature and literary theory.

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In the sixteenth century, Latin theorists and French vernacular writers shared a common preoccupation with problems of writing, its nature and status. This is an exploration of the shifting relationship between literature and literary theory.

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"A book that shouyld appeal not only to Renaissance scholars...but also to those with a general interest in problems of writing, who will discover the pleasure and richness of Renaissance theory."—Jonathan Culler, Modern Philology

"A major event...will fundamentally alter studies of Renaissance texts for years to come."—John D. Lyons, Diacritics

"A cornucopia from which a wide variety of fellow scholars and critics will draw nourishment and strength."—Malcolm Dowie, Literary Review Dow

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ISBN-13:
9780198157526
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1979
Pages:
386

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St. John's College, Oxford

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