The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature

The exploration of the work of important writers, including Villon, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Proust, Sartre and Beckett, highlights the richness and diversity of French literature.

Author: Brian Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316380963

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this highly accessible introduction, Brian Nelson provides an overview of French literature - its themes and forms, traditions and transformations - from the Middle Ages to the present. Major writers, including Francophone authors writing from areas other than France, are discussed chronologically in the context of their times, to provide a sense of the development of the French literary tradition and the strengths of some of the most influential writers within it. Nelson offers close readings of exemplary passages from key works, presented in English translation and with the original French. The exploration of the work of important writers, including Villon, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Proust, Sartre and Beckett, highlights the richness and diversity of French literature.

INTRO TO FRENCH AUTHORS

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 N. (Alphonse Naus) Van Daell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1363998226

Category: History

Page: 278

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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 Pronunciation

This comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation fulfils precisely this need. The first three chapters outline the book's aims, level and scope, as well as the general principles of French phonetics.

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405132558

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

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An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation. enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation written by a leading figure in the field, the author of A Comprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)

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

Page: 152

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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.

Introduction to Nineteenth Century French Literature

Takes the literature of the period both as a window on various mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right.

Author: Brian and Susan Taylor Fellow in French at Pembroke College Oxford and a Cuf Lecturer in French Tim Farrant

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070738722

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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Takes the literature of the period both as a window on various mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right. Beginning with history, the century's biggest problem and potential, this title looks at narrative responses to historical, political and social experience, before devoting central chapters to poetry, drama and novels.

An Introduction to Twentieth century French Literature

In this accessible guide, Victoria Best explores the turbulent twentieth century in France through its literature, introducing the works that created fresh perspectives on the human condition in an age of rapid change and insecurity.

Author: Victoria Best

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056161758

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 159

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In this accessible guide, Victoria Best explores the turbulent twentieth century in France through its literature, introducing the works that created fresh perspectives on the human condition in an age of rapid change and insecurity. Challenging and experimental, modern French writing reflects the problems of a culture transformed by sophisticated theoretical inquiry and violent historical events. Preoccupied with finding ways to express new extremes of experience, twentieth-century texts dramatise the realisation that stories provide a significant means of making sense of the world. The book provides an overview of the key literary movements and the major writers of prose, poetry and drama, from great novelists such as Proust, to great thinkers like Sartre, by way of controversial figures such as Genet, Beckett and Marguerite Duras.

Introduction to French Law

France also recognizes a special regime for what is known as 'posthumous works', that is, works written by the author while alive but which remained ...

Author: E. Picard

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041142047

Category: Law

Page: 526

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Introduction to French Law is a very practical book that makes clear sense out of the complex results of the complex bodies of law that govern the most important fields of law and legal practice in France today. Seventeen chapters, each written by a distinguished French legal scholar, cover the following field in substantive and procedural detail, with lucid explanations of French law in the fields such as Constitutional Law , European Union Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law , Property Law , Intellectual Property Law , Contract Law , Tort Liability, Family Law, Inheritance Law , Civil Procedure, Company Law, Competition Law , Labour Law , Tax Law and. Private International Law

French Writers of Today

This anthology has been prepared for college students of French at the
intermediate and advanced levels as an introduction to some of the best writing
produced in France from the publication of Sartre ' s La Nausée up to the present
day .

Author: Henri Clouard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4934376

Category: French literature

Page: 347

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The Literature of Provence

While many primarily French authors, like Emile Zola, have dabbled in Provencal literature, this book is dedicated to those whose lives and writing careers have been devoted to this temperate and beautiful land.

Author: Daniel Vitaglione

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078640843X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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Annexed by France in 1481, Provence still retains its own distinct culture, traditions, and language. While many primarily French authors, like Emile Zola, have dabbled in Provencal literature, this book is dedicated to those whose lives and writing careers have been devoted to this temperate and beautiful land. Included are analyses of the important literary contributions of groups or schools, like the Troubadours and the Felibres; poets like Frederic Mistral and Henri Bosco; playwrights such as Marcel Pagnol; novelists like Alphonse Daudet; and more recent writers such as Marie Mauron and Jean-Claude Izzo. Photographs of many of the authors illustrate the text, which includes English translations of extracts, so that even readers unfamiliar with the language of Provence can enjoy its literature. This introduction is ideal both for those who have enjoyed the work of the featured authors before and for those who are yet to be exposed to the charms of Provencal.

D buts An Introduction to French Student Edition

A two-hour feature-length film, Le Chemin du retour is the story of a young television journalist, Camille Leclair, and her pursuit of the truth about her grandfather’s mysterious past.

Author: Tom Field

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 007338643X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

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Welcome to Débuts: a completely integrated film-based introductory course for learning French language and culture. The film narrative of Le Chemin du retour is what drives the scope and sequence of vocabulary and grammar, the presentation of culture, and the development of reading and writing. A two-hour feature-length film, Le Chemin du retour is the story of a young television journalist, Camille Leclair, and her pursuit of the truth about her grandfather’s mysterious past. Through Camille’s quest, students learn language and culture in the functional context provided by the story. The textbook/film package grew out of the authors’ conviction that language learning is more than just learning skills: it is also a process in which understanding of culture must surely occupy a central position. Therefore, Débuts and Le Chemin du retour emphasize the importance of cultural awareness and understanding, not only of French and Francophone culture, but also of the student’s own culture. In addition, the Débuts program contains both literary and cultural readings, as well as a playlist of Francophone songs, to provide even more authentic input to students on current or provocative topics, allowing for more student interaction in class. There is also CourseSmart eTextbook version of this title available. Students can save up to 50% off the cost of a print book, reduce their impact on the environment, and access powerful web tools for learning. Faculty can also review and compare the full text online without having to wait for a print desk copy. For maxiumum portability, e Textbooks can be viewed on an iPhone or iPod Touch, and they can be printed.

An Introduction to French Authors Being a Reader for Beginners Scholar s Choice Edition

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:

ISBN: 1296139409

Category:

Page: 266

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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.