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By Christopher Prendergast

An obtainable and authoritative new historical past of French literature, written via a hugely exotic transatlantic team of scholars

This booklet presents an interesting, obtainable, and fascinating new historical past 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 among contemporary so much special professionals on French literature, has amassed a transatlantic crew of greater than thirty best students who supply unique essays on conscientiously chosen writers, works, and subject matters that open a window onto key chapters of French literary historical past. The publication starts within the 16th century with the formation of a latest nationwide literary recognition, 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 heritage from the Renaissance to the tip of the 20 th century
  • Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and themes, written by way of a unusual transatlantic team of scholars
  • Includes an advent 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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