A History of French Literature: From Chanson de geste to Cinema

A History of French Literature: From Chanson de geste to Cinema


This extraordinary quantity presents an entire historical past of the literature of France from its origins to the current day, taking us past conventional definitions of ‘literature' into the realm of the best-seller and, past phrases, to photo fiction and cinema

  • Presents a definitive background of the literature of France from its origins to the current day.
  • Incorporates assurance of Francophone writing in Europe, Canada, the West Indies and North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Links the improvement of literature to the mentalities and social stipulations which produced it.
  • Takes us past “literature” to check image fiction, cinema and the bestseller.
  • Maps the increase of the highbrow, and in so doing charts a development from literary doctrine to severe theory.

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