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By Christopher Prendergast

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

This booklet offers an interesting, available, 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 every of modern so much distinctive experts on French literature, has accrued a transatlantic staff of greater than thirty best students who offer unique essays on conscientiously chosen writers, works, and issues 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 recognition, and results in the overdue 20th century with the assumption 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 top of the 20 th century
  • Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and issues, written by means of a distinct transatlantic team of scholars
  • Includes an advent and index

The participants 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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