An Introduction to French Authors

... that this book should be an introduction to our best authors , and contain such a variety of graded material that a ... but selections from the works of Genuine French writers , having a standing in France , and therefore French in ...

Author: Alphonse Naus Van Daell

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102857430

Category: French language

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An Introduction To French Authors

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Author: Alphonse N. Van Daell

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ISBN: 133237493X

Category: Fiction

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Excerpt from An Introduction To French Authors: Being A Reader For Beginners A new Reader may be deemed a superfluity; yet I venture upon presenting one to the public. It has seemed to me that there might be a call for a book with short and easy stories, suitable for the class-room; that this book should be an introduction to our best authors, and contain such a variety of graded material that a student, having read it, should be really prepared to undertake difficult authors; that the stories should not be adaptations from other languages, but selections from the works of Genuine French writers, having a standing in France, and therefore French in feeling. Although I should rest satisfied to have my book judged on these lines, I have attempted something more. During my years of experience as a teacher of Modern Languages, I have often been reluctantly compelled to notice the utter indifference of many pupils when historical information was given in regard to European nations. The conclusion to which I have come after pondering over this subject, is that this indifference was caused by a lack of general knowledge which ought to have been the connecting link between the bits of information vouchsafed in foot-notes, or by the teacher. It has always seemed wrong to me, not to make use of the hours devoted to the study of language for imparting at least some knowledge of the history of the nation whose language is being studied. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

INTRO TO FRENCH AUTHORS

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Author: Alphonse Naus Van Daell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 137203580X

Category: History

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

An Introduction to French Authors Being a Reader for Beginners

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Alphonse Naus Van Daell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0526044292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

French Literature A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: John D. Lyons

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191614231

Category: Literary Criticism

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The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space; appealing both to its immediate public, readers of French, and also to a global audience reached through translations and film adaptations. The first great works of this repertory were written in the twelfth century in northern France, and now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, include authors writing in many parts of the world, ranging from the Caribbean to Western Africa. French Literature: A Very Short Introduction introduces this lively literary world by focusing on texts - epics, novels, plays, poems, and screenplays - that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal 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 European expatriate in Japan in Fear and Trembling, these problematic protagonists allow us to understand what interests writers and readers across the wide world of French. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to the French Language

BY GABRIEL SURENNE , F. A. S. E French Teacher in Edinburgh ; Corresponding Member of the French Grammatical Society of Paris ; Lecturer on Military History in the Scottish Naval and Military Academy ; and author of several works on ...

Author: Alain Auguste Victor de Fivas

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102851946

Category: French language

Page: 147

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Grammatical Exercises English and French To which is added an introduction to French Poetry The eighth edition etc

BOOKS published by the fame AUTHOR , And printed for G. G. and J. ROBINSON , in Paternoster Row ; and F. WINGRAVE ... and most difficult Pollysyllables ; to which is annexed an Introduction to French Graminar , a Vocabulary , & c .

Author: Marc Antoine PORNY (pseud. [i.e. Antoine Pyron du Martre.])

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The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry

French language and culture before calling to arms a group of young poets - whom Pierre de Ronsard ( 1524–1585 ) ... new poems might take their “ skin and color ” from previous French authors , but their “ flesh , bones , nerves , and ...

Author: Mary Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521004853

Category: Literary Criticism

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An Introduction to the French Language

The chief object of the present volume is to offer the means of making the youth acquainted with the French Language , as it is spoken in the present day , and as it is presented in the works of the modern authors of France , without ...

Author: M. de Fivas (Alain Auguste Victor)

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102851888

Category: French language

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Introduction to French Classical Tragedy

Once the initial run was finished or coming to an end, the author's manuscript would normally be acquired by a bookseller for what appears nowadays to be a very small sum. The average price paid was 150 to 200 livres: the latter figure, ...

Author: C.J. Gossip

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349045181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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An Introduction to the French Language Containing Fables Select Tales Remarkable Facts Amusing Anecdotes c with a Dictionary of All the Words Tr Into English

The chief object of the present volume is to offer the means of making the youth acquainted with the French Language , as it is spoken in the present day , and as it is presented in the works of the modern authors of France , without ...

Author: Alain Auguste Victor de Fivas

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ISBN: CHI:085075462

Category: French language

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French Women Authors

French. Women. Authors. An Introduction. Kelsey. L. Haskett. and. Holly. Faith. Nelson. The title chosen for this volume, French Women Authors: The Significance of the Spiritual (1400—2000), suggests two possible avenues of exploration: ...

Author: Kelsey Haskett

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 9781611494297

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This book examines the role of the spiritual in the lives and works of selected French women writers from the Middle Ages to the (post)modern age. With chapters covering eleven different authors, it highlights the important contribution made by women writers to French literature in spiritual growth, evolution, and reflection, over the centuries.

French Writers and the Politics of Complicity

Discussing the fiction, essays, and journalism of Henry de Montherlant, Jean Giono, and Alphonse de Châteaubriant, Golsan explores the complexity of artistic and intellectual collaboration during the German Occupation.

Author: Richard J. Golsan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801882583

Category: Literary Criticism

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Focusing on the political commitments of three French writers who collaborated with the Vichy Regime and Nazi Germany during World War II, and on those of three leading French intellectuals of the 1990s whose misplaced political idealism led them to support xenophobic, authoritarian regimes and dangerous historical revisionisms, Richard J. Golsan reexamines the notion of political commitment or engagement in two difficult periods in modern French history. Discussing the fiction, essays, and journalism of Henry de Montherlant, Jean Giono, and Alphonse de Châteaubriant, Golsan explores the complexity of artistic and intellectual collaboration during the German Occupation. He demonstrates that, in this context, complicity with political evil often derived from "nonpolitical" motives including sexual orientation, antimodern aesthetics, and dangerously skewed religious beliefs. Turning to the post–cold war era of the 1990s, Golsan examines the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut's support for Croatian independence, the "mediologist" Régis Debray's pro-Serb stance during the bombing of Kosovo, and the historian Stéphane Courtois's revisionist comparison of Nazi and Communist crimes during the 1997 debate surrounding the publication of The Black Book of Communism. In these three cases, laudable motives—and misguided historical comparisons with Vichy, Nazism, and the Occupation period that marked the political and intellectual discourses of France in the 1990s—resulted, paradoxically, in antidemocratic engagements profoundly at odds with the original motivations behind these intellectuals' commitments. In each of these case studies, political complicity derives from a combination of passions and ideals—whether positive or negative, emotional or intellectual—as well as a desire to make the present conform to a particular and generally skewed vision of the past. The full implications of these involvements are neither fully grasped nor understood by their authors, either through lack of objectivity, rationality, or imagination or through willful ignorance. The results are always unfortunate and often disastrous. Considered together, these six intellectuals serve as sobering reminders that political commitments are never as simple or straightforward as they seem and that admirable motives for political involvement can have dangerous and destructive consequences in historical practice.

Introduction to Nineteenth Century French Literature

The most influential novelist of nineteenth-century France, author of early Gothic novels (Annette et le criminal, 1824) and the 95-fiction cycle La Comédie humaine (1828-47), including La Peau de chagrin (1831), Eugénie Grandet (1833), ...

Author: Tim Farrant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472537638

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Everyone knows something of nineteenth-century France - or do they? "Les Miserables", "The Lady of the Camelias" and "The Three Musketeers", "Balzac" and "Jules Verne" live in the popular consciousness as enduring human documents and cultural icons. Yet, the French nineteenth century was even more dynamic than the stereotype suggests. This exciting new introduction takes the literature of the period both as a window on past and present mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right. Beginning with history, the century's biggest problem and potential, it looks at narrative responses to historical, political and social experience, before devoting central chapters to poetry, drama and novels - all genres the century radically reinvented. It then explores numerous modernities, ways nineteenth-century writing and mentalities look forward to our own, before turning to marginalities - subjects and voices the canon traditionally forgot. No genre was left unchanged by the nineteenth century. This book will help to discover them anew.

The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature

The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature In this highly accessible introduction, Brian Nelson provides an ... Major writers, including francophone authors writing from areas other than France, are discussed chronologically in the ...

Author: Brian Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521887083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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An engaging, highly accessible and informative introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre

AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH AUTHORS By ANTOINE CHARLIN , Late French Master at the Presbyterian Ladies ' College , Melbourne . Second Edition . Price ls . It is a common practice among students who translate a French author to write out ...

Author: Xavier de Maistre

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102876943

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