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Prepared entirely in French, the revised third edition of this widely used anthology is designed as a basic text for the college survey course in French literature and affords a rich selection of French poetry, prose, and drama from the Middle Ages to the…

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The Painted Word examines Samuel Beckett's relationship with the visual arts, in an effort to shed new light on the author's work and on his thinking on aesthetics. Lois Oppenheim argues that Beckett was a profoundly visual artist whose work reflects a…

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Paul Patton brings together an outstanding collection of appraisals by French- and English-speaking scholars of Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), one of the most important post-war French philosophers. A number of these pieces address Deleuze's original…

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Looking at the sociohistorical and sociocultural context, this study investigates examples of anorexia nervosa, a highly symbolic form of nonverbal discourse, in a selection of French novels spanning the period 1835-1889. In each of the novels, there is an…

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It was through Staël's bestseller, De l'Allemagne, that the term "Romanticism," coined in Germany, reached Europe and America. Around this term, Staël built a new and universal agenda: her manifesto offered Napoleon's Europe an alternative to…

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Madame de Sevigne made a significant contribution to the understanding of seventeenth-century France through her voluminous correspondence. The most famous epistoliere of the Splendid Century, the Marquise recorded important political events, religious…

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Prepared entirely in French, this widely used anthology is designed as a basic text for the college survey course in French literature, offering students a rich selection of French poetry, prose, and drama from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition,…

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Michael Lucey is at University of California, Berkeley.

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This book explores the historical and imaginary representation of the Saracen, or Muslim, in French writings from 1100 to 1500.

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This wide-ranging study explores the ideological framework of genre in Old French and Occitan literature by charting the relationship between ideology and gender in five key genres: the chansons de geste, courtly romance, the Occitan canso, hagiography and the…

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The Land of Lost Content explores the ways in which nineteenth-century French writers represented childhood and children in their work. Rosemary Lloyd considers poetry, fiction, autobiographies, and letters to trace the ways in which a range of writers gradually…

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Nickolaus provides the readers with a concise critical discussion of the "courtly love" debate, broad historical and comparative analysis, and a model that explains, at the level of plot, rhetoric, and ideology, the proper place of amorous motifs in the context…