By Christopher Prendergast

An obtainable and authoritative new heritage of French literature, written by means of a hugely unusual transatlantic team of scholars

This booklet offers an attractive, obtainable, and fascinating new background of French literature from the Renaissance throughout the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, one in all cutting-edge such a lot distinct specialists on French literature, has amassed a transatlantic workforce of greater than thirty major students who supply unique essays on rigorously chosen writers, works, and themes that open a window onto key chapters of French literary historical past. The publication starts off within the 16th century with the formation of a contemporary nationwide literary realization, 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 20th century
  • Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and subject matters, written by way of a wonderful transatlantic team 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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