By Christopher Prendergast
An obtainable and authoritative new heritage of French literature, written through a hugely exotic transatlantic crew of scholars
This booklet presents an enticing, obtainable, and interesting new heritage of French literature from the Renaissance during the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one in every of state-of-the-art such a lot distinct gurus on French literature, has collected a transatlantic staff of greater than thirty major students who offer unique essays on conscientiously chosen writers, works, and subject matters that open a window onto key chapters of French literary background. The publication starts within the 16th century with the formation of a contemporary nationwide literary awareness, and results in the overdue 20th century with the belief of the "national" coming more and more into query as inherited meanings of "French" and "Frenchness" extend past the geographical limits of mainland France.
- Provides a thrilling new account of French literary background from the Renaissance to the tip of the 20 th century
- Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and issues, written through a exclusive transatlantic workforce of scholars
- Includes an creation and index
The members comprise Etienne Beaulieu, Christopher Braider, Peter Brooks, Mary Ann Caws, David Coward, Nicholas Cronk, Edwin M. Duval, Mary Gallagher, Raymond Geuss, Timothy Hampton, Nicholas Harrison, Katherine Ibbett, Michael Lucey, Susan Maslan, Eric Méchoulan, Hassan Melehy, Larry F. Norman, Nicholas Paige, Roger Pearson, Christopher Prendergast, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Timothy J. Reiss, Sarah Rocheville, Pierre Saint-Amand, Clive Scott, Catriona Seth, Judith Sribnai, Joanna Stalnaker, Aleksandar Stević, Kate E. Tunstall, Steven Ungar, and Wes Williams.
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