A History of Modern French Literature: From the Sixteenth by Christopher Prendergast

By Christopher Prendergast

An available and authoritative new historical past of French literature, written through a hugely unique transatlantic workforce of scholars

This ebook offers a fascinating, obtainable, and fascinating new heritage of French literature from the Renaissance throughout the 20th century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar. Christopher Prendergast, certainly one of cutting-edge so much amazing experts on French literature, has accumulated a transatlantic team of greater than thirty prime students who offer unique essays on rigorously chosen writers, works, and issues that open a window onto key chapters of French literary background. The booklet starts within the 16th century with the formation of a latest nationwide literary awareness, and leads to the overdue 20th century with the assumption of the "national" coming more and more into query as inherited meanings of "French" and "Frenchness" extend past the geographical limits of mainland France.

  • Provides a thrilling new account of French literary historical past from the Renaissance to the top of the 20 th century
  • Features greater than thirty unique essays on key writers, works, and themes, written by way of a uncommon transatlantic staff of scholars
  • Includes an advent and index

The participants contain Etienne Beaulieu, Christopher Braider, Peter Brooks, Mary Ann Caws, David Coward, Nicholas Cronk, Edwin M. Duval, Mary Gallagher, Raymond Geuss, Timothy Hampton, Nicholas Harrison, Katherine Ibbett, Michael Lucey, Susan Maslan, Eric Méchoulan, Hassan Melehy, Larry F. Norman, Nicholas Paige, Roger Pearson, Christopher Prendergast, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Timothy J. Reiss, Sarah Rocheville, Pierre Saint-Amand, Clive Scott, Catriona Seth, Judith Sribnai, Joanna Stalnaker, Aleksandar Stević, Kate E. Tunstall, Steven Ungar, and Wes Williams.

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