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The Cambridge introduction to French literature

Author: Brian Nelson
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
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"In this highly accessible introduction, Brian Nelson provides an overview of French literature - its themes and forms, traditions and transformations - from the Middle Ages to the present. Major writers, including francophone authors writing from areas other than France, are discussed chronologically in the context of their times, to provide a sense of the development of the French literary tradition and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Nelson, Brian, 1946-
Cambridge introduction to French literature
(DLC) 2015012660
(OCoLC)905378784
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Nelson
ISBN: 9781139047210 1139047213
OCLC Number: 915136315
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 298 pages).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; 1. Villon: a dying man; 2. Rabelais: the uses of laughter; 3. Montaigne: self-portrait; 4. Corneille: heroes and kings; 5. Racine: in the labyrinth; 6. Molière: new forms of comedy; 7. La Fontaine: the power of fables/fables of power; 8. Madame de Lafayette: the birth of the modern novel; 9. Voltaire: the case for tolerance; 10. Rousseau: man of feeling; 11. Diderot: the enlightened sceptic; 12. Laclos: dangerous liaisons; 13. Stendhal: the pursuit of happiness; 14. Balzac: 'All is true'; 15. Hugo: the divine stenographer; 16. Baudelaire: the streets of Paris; 17. Flaubert: the narrator vanishes; 18. Zola: the poetry of the real; 19. Huysmans: against nature; 20. Mallarme;: the magic of words; 21. Rimbaud: somebody else; 22. Proust: the self, time and art; 23. Jarry: the art of provocation; 24. Apollinaire: impresario of the new; 25. Breton and company: surrealism; 26. Ce;line: night journey; 27. Sartre: writing in the world; 28. Camus: a moral voice; 29. Beckett: filling the silence; 30. French literature into the twenty-first century; Notes; Further reading.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Other Titles: Introduction to French literature
Responsibility: Brian Nelson.
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