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A New History of French Literature

Edited by Denis Hollier

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$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674615663

Publication: August 1998

Short

1200 pages

6-1/2 x 10 inches

38 halftones, 4 maps, 19 line illustrations

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This splendid introduction to French literature from 842 AD 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.

Awards

  • 1993 Prix Littéraire Etats-Unis/France, France-Amériques
  • 1989 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association
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