Poetry in France

Poetry in France : Metamorphoses of a Muse

Edited by  , Edited by 

List price: US$92.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Concentrating on the changing nature and function of poetry in France from the High Middle Ages to the present, this work discusses subjects including the frontiers of prose and verse, the question of inspiration and imagination, and the figure of the poet as seer, clown, solitary explorer and educator. The book looks at the ambitions and achievements of poets, from anonymous authors of medieval lives of saints, to the works of contemporaries. All chapters are ordered chronologically and contain discussions of individual poems printed in French and in English translation.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748603352
  • 9780748603350

Table of contents

Legends told in song and story, Philip Bennett; troubadours, trouveres, poetes, Philip Bennett; clowns and chroniclers, Philip Bennett; love-poetry in the age of humanism, Peter Sharratt; poetry and imagination in the Renaissance, Brian Barron. (part contents)
show more