A New History of French LiteratureBook - 1989
This splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D. to the present decade is the most imaginative single-volume guide to the French literary tradition available in English.
Conceived for the general reader, this volume presents French literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles, but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary critical perspectives. The book consists of 164 essays by American and European scholars, and covers the history of French literature from 842 to 1989.
Baker & Taylor
Traces French literature from 842 A.D. to the present, presenting a pastiche of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena--writers and artists, criminals and saints--arranged in chronological order and written by 164 American and European specialists
Essays of two to three pages by 164 American and European scholars discuss genres, movements, and events of French literature from 842 to the 1980s. They consider political, scientific, philosophical, and religious works as well as the strictly literary. Aimed at the general reader, and useful for specialists as background. Includes a chronology and a map. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.