French Literature

ISBN-10: 0199568723
ISBN-13: 9780199568727
Edition: 2010
Authors: John D. Lyons
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space; appealing both to its immediate public, readers of French, and also to a global audience reached through translations and film adaptations. The first great works of this repertory were written in the twelfth century in northern France, and now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, include authors writing in many parts of the world, ranging from the Caribbean to Western Africa. French Literature: A Very Short Introduction introduces this lively literary world by focusing on texts - epics, novels, plays, poems, and screenplays - that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. From the hero of the medieval Song of Roland to the Caribbean heroines of I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem or the European expatriate in Japan in Fear and Trembling, these problematic protagonists allow us to understand what interests writers and readers across the wide world of French.

Werewolves, Saints, Knights, and a Po�te Maudit
The Last Roman, "Cannibals", Heroines of Modern Life, and Giants
Society and Its Demands
Nature and its Possibilities
Around the Revolution
The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the Stroller
From Marcel to Rrose S�lavy
Self-Centered Consciousness
French-speaking heroes without borders?

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