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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 90.00
Guynn offers an innovative new approach to the ethical, cultural, and ideological analysis of medieval allegory. Working between poststructuralism and historical materialism, he considers both the playfulness of allegory and its disciplinary force. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00
In this fascinating analysis, Roger Célestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, Célestin examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00
Born into a wealthy family in Toulouse, Gabrielle de Coignard (ca. 1550-86) married a prominent statesman in 1570. Widowed three years later, with two young daughters to raise, Coignard turned to writing devotional verse to help her cope with her practical and spiritual struggles. Spiritual Sonnets presents the first English translation of 129... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99
This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly. - ;'Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.'. Deceptively... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 124.99
Helen Swift examines late-medieval and early-modern French imaginative literature written by men in defence of women of great popularity in its own time - including catalogues of virtuous women, allegorical narratives, and debate poems. - ;This book explores the poetics of literary defences of women written by men in late-medieval and early-modern... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99
This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories... more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 109.99
Alain Chartier was one of medieval France's most influential writers, but has been overlooked by modern criticism. This is the first full-length study of his work in its cultural context. It reconsiders the French verse debates in particular, based on their material context of transmission and on similarities with his French and Latin prose works.... more...