A History of Modern French Literature: From the Sixteenth by Christopher Prendergast

By Christopher Prendergast

An available and authoritative new background of French literature, written through a hugely extraordinary transatlantic workforce of scholars

This e-book offers an interesting, obtainable, and interesting 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, considered one of cutting-edge such a lot distinct professionals on French literature, has amassed a transatlantic staff of greater than thirty best students who supply unique essays on rigorously chosen writers, works, and subject matters that open a window onto key chapters of French literary background. The e-book starts within the 16th century with the formation of a contemporary nationwide literary cognizance, and leads to 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 subject matters, written via a unusual transatlantic staff of scholars
  • Includes an creation and index

The members contain 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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