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    DescriptionThis book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories told at varying pace and with different kinds of focus. Readers can thus take in the broad sweep of historical change, grasp the main characteristics of major periods, or enjoy a close appraisal of individual works and their contexts. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical style that will make it attractive to students and to all those who enjoy French Literature.

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    A Short History of French Literature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Kay, By (author) Terence Cave, By (author) Malcolm Bowie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199291182
    ISBN 10: 0199291187

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    DC22: 840.9
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT004150
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    LC classification: PQ119 .K39 2006
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDF
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    16 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Malcolm Bowie, formerly Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford, is now Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition thoughtfully organized ... masterfully told ... essential Choice That all the information in this book can coexist in a format that is such an enjoyable read is truly remarkable Choice Three of the most eminent anglophone writers on French literature have combined their talents to map its history. Academic readers will expect to have familiar territory redrawn in an exciting way and rich treasures to be discovered in stranger places. They will not be disappointed. French Studies A confident three-hander, it stands up for permanence, the craft of writing, and the pleasures of reading Modern Language Review this book inherits an academic tradition of brevity, intelligence and elegance El Pais
    Table of contents
    Introduction: The Long View ; PART I: THE MIDDLE AGES: FROM THE EARLIEST TEXTS TO 1470 ; Overview of the Period ; The Period in Close-Up ; PART II: THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD: 1470-1789 ; Overview of the Period ; The Period in Close-Up ; PART III: THE MODERN PERIOD: 1789-2000 ; Overview of the Period ; The Period in Close-Up ; Suggestions for Further Reading