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Reading in the Renaissance : Amadis de Gaule and the lessons of memory

Author: Marian Rothstein
Publisher: Newark [Del.] : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Amadis de Gaule may well have been France's first real best-seller. When it first appeared, in 1540, Amadis attracted the smart crowd - court circles and rich bourgeois. Its early editions are large luxury folios, dedicated to members of the royal family. But some twenty years after the Amadis phenomenon started, it ended. References to it in the last quarter of the sixteenth century tend to be either nostalgic or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothstein, Marian, 1944-
Reading in the Renaissance.
Newark [Del.] : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©1999
(OCoLC)607244161
Named Person: Nicolas de Herberay, sieur des Essars; Nicolas de Herberay, sieur des Essars; Nicolas d' Herberay des Essarts
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Rothstein
ISBN: 0874136687 9780874136685
OCLC Number: 40545452
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Genre and the Novel --
2. Amadis, Primus inter pares --
3. The Poetics of the Novel --
4. The Reader --
5. The World.
Responsibility: Marian Rothstein.

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The rise and fall of Amadis de Gaule invites a case study of the time-bound nature of readers' reading. The contemporary status of translations justifies regarding Amadis as an independent entity.  Read more...

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