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  • French Globalby Christie McDonald; Susan Suleiman

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Clément Marot and Religionby Dick Wursten

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    A far-reaching analysis of Clément Marot?s poetry (mainly his Psalm paraphrases) shows that this poet was much more than a frivolous court poet; he was touched by the humanist yearning to restore old texts (in this case the Jewish Psalter) to their original glory. In his translations he was inspired by Martin Bucer?s Commentary. more...

  • The Song of Rolandby John DuVal; David Staines

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95

    Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems. John DuVal approaches the unadorned syntax of The Song of Roland in straightforward modern English, attuned to the nuance and detail of the narrative and the poetry of the original text. more...

  • Volleys of Humanityby Hélène Cixous; Eric Prenowitz

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    A selection of important yet previously untranslated and unpublished essays. more...

  • Le Court d'Amours de Mahieu le Poirierby Terence Scully

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

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  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby David R. Slavitt

    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...

  • The Anonymous Marie de Franceby R. Howard Bloch

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... 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...

  • The Châteauroux Version of the «Chanson de Roland»by Marjorie Moffat

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 252.00

    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 anteriority of... more...