French literature : a very short introduction

John D. Lyons

The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space; appealing both to its immediate public, readers of French, and also to a global audience reached through translations and film adaptations. The first great works of this repertory were written in the twelfth century in northern France, and now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, include authors writing in many parts of the world, ranging from the Caribbean to Western Africa. French Literature: A Very Short Introduction introduces this lively literary world by focusing on texts - epics, novels, plays, poems, and screenplays - that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. From the hero of the medieval Song of Roland to the Caribbean heroines of I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem or the European expatriate in Japan in Fear and Trembling, these problematic protagonists allow us to understand what interests writers and readers across the wide world of French. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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[目次]

  • 1. Werewolves, Saints, Knights, and a Poete Maudit
  • 2. The Last Roman, "Cannibals", Heroines of Modern Life, and Giants
  • 3. Society and Its Demands
  • 4. Nature and its Possibilities
  • 5. Around the Revolution
  • 6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the Stroller
  • 7. From Marcel to Rrose Selavy
  • 8. Self-Centered Consciousness
  • 9. French-speaking heroes without borders?

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書名 French literature : a very short introduction
著作者等 Lyons, John D.
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xii, 137 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780199568727
NCID BB01843480
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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