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By Christopher Prendergast

An available and authoritative new historical past of French literature, written via a hugely exceptional transatlantic crew of scholars

This publication presents an interesting, obtainable, and intriguing new heritage of French literature from the Renaissance in the course of the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one among contemporary such a lot unusual specialists on French literature, has amassed a transatlantic staff of greater than thirty top students who offer unique essays on rigorously chosen writers, works, and themes that open a window onto key chapters of French literary background. The publication starts within the 16th century with the formation of a latest nationwide literary realization, and results in the past due 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 historical past from the Renaissance to the top of the 20th century
  • Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and themes, written by means of a individual transatlantic staff of scholars
  • Includes an creation and index

The individuals 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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