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  • An Anthology of Modern French Poetry (1850?1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This anthology is the companion volume to The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry, the aim of which was to give detailed preliminary help with the problems of poetic appreciation. The fourteen poets represented here provide a varied and exciting introduction to what is probably the richest century of French poetry, from 1850 to 1950. Hugo, the colossus... more...

  • Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

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

  • A History of Women's Writing in Franceby Sonya Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Chronological survey of women's writing in France from the sixth century to the present. more...

  • A Taste for the Foreignby Ellen R. Welch

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...

  • Chrétien Continuedby Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chrétien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'. more...

  • The Anonymous Marie de Franceby R. Howard Bloch

    University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 41.00

    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...

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

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95


  • Le roman de Renartby Aurélie Barre

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 227.54

    This book provides a critical edition of the 'O' manuscript (beginning of the 14th century) of the Roman de Renart . It is supplemented by a varia lectio which takes into account the different readings of the most important 'branches' or short texts of the Roman de Renart . The edition includes an introduction of the work from the perspective... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.91

    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...

  • 'Le Roman des Eles', and the Anonymous: 'Ordene de Chevalerie'by Raoul De Hodenc; Keith Busby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 98.00

    Scholars and students working on the early courtly and chivalric literature of medieval Europe will have often felt the need for contemporary theoretical material with which to illustrate their arguments about courtesy and chivalry in romances, etc. The present volume, which presents critical editions of the two earliest didactic poems of this kind... more...