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  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95

    In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public... more...

  • Eustache Deschampsby Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi; Ian S. Laurie

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Eustache Deschamps studied under the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he was said to have been made a slave-and eventually become recognized as one of the great French medieval poets. He was the first writer to dissociate lyric poetry from its musical setting and his witty perceptions comment on nearly... more...

  • Forgotten Engagementsby Angela Kershaw

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 88.20

    This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée , such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon.... more...

  • The Fourth Generation of French Feminist Writers (1985-2010)by Adrienne Angelo

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95

    This study examines how the fictional works of contemporary French female authors can be read as a unique fantasy world in which the writer consciously manipulates the reader’s (and spectator’s) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...

  • French Globalby Christie McDonald; Susan Suleiman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    Is it possible to reread the entire sweep of French literature from a world perspective? Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted both within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary... more...

  • French Literatureby Alison Finch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    This book is the first to offer a cultural history of French literature from its very beginnings, analysing the relationship between French literature and France’s evolving power structures from the Middle Ages through to the present day. It shows the political connections between the elite literature of France and other aspects of its culture,... more...

  • French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empireby Michele Longino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing. The journals of contemporaries Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Jean Thévenot, Laurent D?Arvieux, Guillaume-Joseph Grelot, Jean Chardin, and Antoine... more...

  • From Topic to Taleby Eugene Vance; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 39.00

    Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society. more...

  • Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    Wide-ranging study of gender and the underlying ideologies of Old French and Occitan literature. more...

  • The Hidden Godby Lucien Goldmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The concept of ?world visions?, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal?s Pensées and Kant?s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist... more...