Historical Dictionary of French Literature

E. Heseltine, through Joyce Reid's the Concise Oxford Dictionary of French Literature (1973) to Peter France's The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (1995), the Cambridge History of French Literature (2011) by William ...

Author: John Flower

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879454

Category: Literary Criticism

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Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.

Historical Dictionary of French Literature

"Historical Dictionary of French Literature covers the history of principal authors and movements in French literature since the ninth century." -- Back cover

Author: John Flower


ISBN: 0810867788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 587

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"Historical Dictionary of French Literature covers the history of principal authors and movements in French literature since the ninth century." -- Back cover

Historical Dictionary of France

Crosland, J. Medieval French literature. New York: Macmillan, 1956. Dolbow, S. W. Dictionary of modern French literature: From the Age of Reason through realism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1986. Hollier, D. (ed .) A new history of ...

Author: Gino Raymond

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862565

Category: History

Page: 528

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From the construction of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to the Fall of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen to NapolZon Bonaparte's defeat at Waterloo to Albert Camus' L'Etranger and the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, France has been a part of some of the greatest and most memorable events in human history. Author Gino Raymond relates the history of these events in the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of France. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers, a thorough history of France is presented.

The History of France 2nd Edition

Historical Dictionary of France from the 1815 Restoration to the Second Empire, ed. Edgar Leon Newman. ... David Coward, History of French Literature: From Chanson de Geste to Cinema (Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002).

Author: W. Scott Haine Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863837

Category: History

Page: 310

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Few nations have such a long and rich history as France. This indispensible volume covers political, economic, and cultural milestones throughout its long and fascinating history. • Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of France, providing students with an at-a-glance overview of France's history • Offers an appendix of Notable People in the History of France to give readers with brief biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country's history • Presents photos and maps to provide additional context for and support the text • Includes an annotated bibliography to give readers detailed information on resources for further study

Historical Dictionary of French Theater

Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts and Analysis. Translated by Christine Shantz. ... A History of the Theatre. London: Phaidon, 1992. ... Kempton, R. French Literature: An Annotated Guide to Selected Bibliographies.

Author: Edward Forman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The Historical Dictionary of French Theater relates the history of the French theater through a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, trends, genres, concepts, and literary and historical developments that played a central role in the evolution of French theater.

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123291176

Category: History

Page: 459

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Historical Dictionary of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up-to-date details of the development of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio. This in-depth, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.

The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature

The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (London and New York: Routledge, 2006). Flower, John (ed.), Historical Dictionary of French Literature (Lanham, Toronto, Plymouth: Scarecrow Press, 2013). France, Peter (ed.) ...

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.

History of French Literature

According to the preface of the first livraison of its present edition , the Academy intends to publish an Historical Dictionary of the French Language , “ where the words will be followed , through all their vicissitudes of form ...

Author: Henri Van Laun



Category: French literature


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Historical Dictionary of the Third French Republic 1870 1940

His greatest work, La Vie d'un simple (1904), ranks as one of the great rustic novels of French literature. His many works reflected a lifelong concern with the conditions of the French peasantry. These include: Notes paysannes et ...

Author: Patrick H. Hutton

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IOWA:31858050158652

Category: Art

Page: 1206

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"[The volume] achieve[s] high marks in scholarship, factual content, organization, and ease of use." Reference Books Bulletin

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

He studied French literature and modern drama at Tokyo University and later traveled to France in the early 1920s to study the history of French drama. Upon returning to Japan, he published many plays in literary journals, ...

Author: J. Scott Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts.