A New History of French Literature

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Denis Hollier, R. Howard Bloch
Harvard University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 1158 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

778
1
1759January
2
The Grail Alexandre Leupin 5
5
1050?
13
1973
18
1123?
23
Manuscripts Laura Kendrick 2 3
30
1152
36
A War at the Opera Herbert Josephs 5 31
537
Autobiographical Acts Virginia E Swain
543
PreRevolution a Comedy Jacques Guicharnaud
549
1788
558
Seventeen Eightynine Sandy Petrey
566
Language under Revolutionary Pressure Marline Reid
572
Unfinished Work E S Burt
589
The Melodramatic Imagination Peter Brooks
602

1175
46
Old French Prose Historiography GabrielleM Spiegel
61
Literature and History Renate BlumenfeldKosinski
75
1225?
88
Trials of Eros Jacqueline Cerquiglini
117
1512
133
1526 July
139
Rabelais and Textual Architecture Edwin M Duval
154
Emblems Daniel S Russell
171
1553 March
174
Antiquities and Antiquaries Eric Mac?bail 209
181
1541 September
184
1550
198
Petrarchism with a Difference Ann Rosalind Jones
213
1562
220
1566
228
From Mannerism to Baroque Lance K DonaldsonEvans
236
1581
243
1609
253
The Age of the Technician John D Lyons
262
1637
273
Problems in Logic and Rhetoric TimothyJ Reiss
278
1689
283
1647
284
Cultural Life outside Paris Bernard Beugnot
292
Figures of Social and Semiotic Dissent Jean Alter
303
Autocritical Dramaturgy Marcel Gutwirth
309
1664
315
1668
327
The Comic at Its Limits Gerard Defaux
334
1674
340
1678
347
The ComedieFrancaise Jacques Guicharnaud
354
1835
357
1687
364
Pedagogy John D Lyons
369
1699
386
1707?
402
1725
415
1734
429
Beauty in Context Gita May
442
Origins Peggy Kamuf
455
On Cultivating Ones Garden AramVartanian
465
Clearing the Stage JayL Caplan
471
Salons Michael Fried
481
1761 December
487
1762
495
1769
501
1770
507
Diderot at the Crossroads of Speech JackUndank
517
1772
525
Restoration Freedom and Repression Tzvetan Todorov
617
1823
632
1833
656
Dialogues with the Muse Nathaniel Wing
666
Egypt in Paris Denis Hollier
672
1839
681
1840
687
1843 9June
693
1848
705
Bonapartism Richard Terdiman
717
1853
723
Poete Maudite Michael Danahy
731
Exile from Within Exile from Without Nathaniel Wing
737
1866
743
Commune Culture Kristin Ross
751
1873
758
1877
774
Decadence Jefferson Humphries
788
1886
801
1895
819
1911
836
19141918
850
Bourgeois Sin DavidOConnell
855
Death and Literary Authority Leo Bersani
861
1925 November
872
Amnesias Ann Smock
881
Femina Sic Elaine Marks
887
1931June
894
1933 February
901
Negrophilia James Clifford
908
Terrorists Ask No Questions Douglas Collins
914
Staging the Plague Sylvere Lotringer
924
Committed Painting Susan Rubin Suleiman
935
Surrealism and Negritude in Martinique Ronnie Scharfman
942
1940 1944
948
The Problem of Belief Samuel Kinser
958
Literature and Collaboration Alice Yaeger Kaplan
966
Rebellion or Revolution? Steven Ungar
972
1949
982
1953
988
The Ministry of Fate Rosalind Krauss
1000
The Theater of the Absurd Thomas Bishop
1006
1962 November
1018
1968 February
1028
1968
1034
French Lib YveAlain Bois
1040
Friday Night Books Stephen Heath
1054
Chronology
1071
Map of Modern France
1084
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About the author (1994)

Denis Hollier is Chairman of the Department of French at Yale University. He is the author of many books, including works on Sartre and Bataille.

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