French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

John D. Lyons


The background of literature within the French language is wealthy, assorted, vast in time and house, and attractive either to its fast public--readers of French--and additionally to a world viewers reached via translations and movie variations. the 1st nice works of this repertory have been written within the 12th century in northern France, and now, before everything of the twenty-first century, this literature contains authors writing in lots of elements of the realm, starting from the Caribbean to Western Africa. This Very brief Introduction offers the reader a uncomplicated orientation to this full of life literary global through concentrating on texts (epics, novels, performs, poems, screenplays) that predicament protagonists whose adventures and conflicts display 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 ecu expatriate in Japan in Fear and Trembling, those troublesome protagonists let us comprehend what pursuits writers and readers around the large international of French literature.

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