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short history of French literature

Saintsbury, George

short history of French literature

from the earliest texts to the close of the nineteenth century

by Saintsbury, George

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby George Saintsbury.
The Physical Object
Pagination638p.
Number of Pages638
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13695360M


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This compact history deals in outline with French literature, from the chansons de geste to the early s. Over eight hundred years of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, history and philosophy are treated on a scale which makes clear the general movements of thought ad taste without neglecting the characteristic qualities of individual authors and their works/5.

This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed--though selective--account of major writers and movements.

Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events Cited by:   This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed--though selective--account of major writers and movements/5(22).

This is a good, handy volume for those wanting to sample French writing without making a long-term committment to a novel. The collection features good translations of several classics - including my favorite, Flaubert's "A Simple Heart", a sad yet symphatetic depiction of a wasted life - and features many modern authors unfamiliar to American by: 2.

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