A History of French Literature

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[In this text, the author] takes us beyond "literature" into the world of ... graphic fiction and cinema. In the course of his account he maps the rise of the intellectual, from the time of Dreyfus to the divisions of the 1930s, from the Existentialists to the Post-Structuralists, and beyond, and in so doing charts a progression from literary doctrine to critical theory.-Dust jacket.
 

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A history of French literature: from chanson de geste to cinema

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In this single-volume history of French literature for the 21st century, Coward (French, Univ. of Leeds, U.K.) offers a traditional approach to a vast topic. The result is a definitive overview that ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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chapter page I The Origins of French and of French Literature
3
The Epic
14
Romance
28
Lyric Poetry
41
History Biography and Chronicles
51
Fable Literature and Short Stories
62
The Drama
71
Philosophy
86
XH Moliere
362
Boileau The Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns
376
Pulpit Oratory Bossuet Bourdaloue
388
Fenelon
400
The Women of the Grand Siecle
409
Men of the World Scholars Journalists
419
La Fontaine and the Poets
434
The Eighteenth Century
443

Erudition Didactic and Allegorical Literature
97
The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
111
The Renaissance
117
The Growth of Humanism
135
The Transition in Poetry The Rhetoriqueurs Lemaire Marot
144
The Platonists
155
Rabelais
164
The Pleiade and its Theories
174
The Pleiade and its Work
188
The New Philosophy and the New Humanism 109
199
The Drama
209
Reformers and Huguenots
220
CHAPTER PAGE
231
Authors oe Memoirs Historians and Political
242
Transition Writers The Reign of Henry IV
251
The Reform in Poetry Malherbe His Friends
261
HI The Reform in Prose and the Growth of Criticism
270
Their Exaggerations
276
VH Corneille Rotrou
305
Philosophy Descartes Cartesianism
321
Religion Jansenism PortRoyal Pascal
332
Racine
350
Bayle and Fontenelle
451
HI The esprit of the Eighteenth Century The salons
459
CHAPTER PAGE IV Tragedy
467
Regular Comedy the Comedy of the Italians the Tearful Comedy and drame bourgeois the Thedtre de la Foire Opera
476
Fiction
489
Montesquieu Political Theorists Historians Moralists
495
Voltaire
505
Rousseau
518
Ddderot and the Encyclopedia
536
The philosophes and their Followers
546
Buffon and SaintPierre
557
EighteenthCentury Poetry
564
EighteenthCentury Poetry continued
570
Beaumarchais The Coming of the Revolution
581
The Revolution
587
PART V
599
The Empire
601
Madame de Stael
609
Chateaubriand
616
Victor Hugo 682
625
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