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- Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 99.00
Text and facing translation of a selection of French narrative lays, with Arthurian subject matter and interest. more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09
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...
- 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 readers (and spectators) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 266.00
Until now, there has been no critical text of the Châteauroux Roland , only transcripts. The present edition offers a lightly emended text with detailed footnotes evaluating variant readings and their implications. This preserves the intrinsic features of C and reveals its authority, but the evidence invalidates Segre?s thesis of the... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95
The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France?s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They... more...