BeschreibungThis splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D. to the present decade is the most imaginative single-volume guide to the French literary tradition available in English.Conceived for the general reader, this volume presents French literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles, but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary critical perspectives. The book consists of 164 essays by American and European scholars, and covers the history of French literature from 842 to 1989.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction On Writing Literary History Denis Hollier 778 Entering the Date John Benton 842 The Birth of Medieval Studies R. Howard Bloch 1050? Saints' Lives Brigitte Cazelles 1095 The Epic Joseph J. Duggan 1123? Manuscripts Laura Kendrick 1127 The Old Provencal Lyric Stephen G. Nichols 1152 The Romances of Antiquity Jean-Charles Huchet 1165 Erec et Enide Eugene Vance 1175 Fables and Parodies Kathryn Gravdal 1180? Marie de France Joan M. Ferrante 1181? The Grail Alexandre Leupin 1202 Old French Prose Historiography Gabrielle M. Spiegel 1209? Arthurian Romance in Prose E. Jane Burns 1210 The Fabliaux Charles Muscatine 1214, 27 July Literature and History Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski 1215, November The Impact of Christian Doctrine Evelyn Birge Vitz 1225? Generic Hybrids Kevin Brownlee 1267 Medieval Rhetoric Douglas Kelly 1277, 7 March Jean de Meun's Le roman de la rose David F. Hult 1300? Medieval Vernacular Drama Donald Maddox 1342? Lyricism in the Age of Allegory Kevin Brownlee 1401, St. Valentine's Day Trials of Eros Jacqueline Cerquiglini 1456 "I the Scholar Francois Villon" Nancy Freeman Regalado 1460? Farces, Morality Plays, and Soties Barbara C. Bowen 1493 The Rhetoriqueurs Francois Rigolot 1512 Writing without Reserve Terence Cave 1517 Humanist Models Timothy Hampton 1526, July Life-Saving Stories Natalie Zemon Davis 1527 Margaret of Navarre Carla Freccero 1528 Manners and Mannerisms at Court Nancy J. Vickers 1532 Rabelais and Textual Architecture Edwin M. Duval 1534, Fall Literary Banquets Michel Jeanneret 1534, 17-18 October Evangelism Gerard Defaux 1536 Emblems Daniel S. Russell 1536, Summer The Sonnet Francois Rigolot 1538, 6 March Dialogue Jean-Claude Carron 1539 The Birth of French Lexicography Terence R. Wooldridge 1541, July Translation as Literature Glyn P. Norton 1541, September Calvin the Writer Francis M. Higman 1542 The Neoplatonic Debate Lawrence D. Kritzman 1544 The Architecture of Poetic Sequences Doranne Fenoaltea 1549 A New Intellectual Elite Margaret Ferguson 1550 Inspiration and Poetic Glory Michel Beaujour 1552 Renaissance Comedy Donald Stone, Jr. 1553, March The Origin of French Tragedy Timothy J. Reiss 1553, June Antiquities and Antiquaries Eric MacPhail 1555, July Petrarchism with a Difference Ann Rosalind Jones 1555, 13 September Books in Print Antoine Compagnon 1562 Scientific Poetry Dudley B. Wilson 1563, 18 August Anti-Dictator Stephen Greenblatt 1566 History and Vernacular Humanism Donald R. Kelley 1572, 24 August Poetry and Action Ullrich Langer 1573 From Mannerism to Baroque Lance K. Donaldson-Evans 1578 Antarctic France Michel Jeanneret 1581 The Spectacle of Power Margaret M. McGowan 1595 Montaigne and His Readers Richard L. Regosin 1609 Devout Humanism Paul A. Chilton 1619 Pastoral Fiction Louise K. Horowitz 1627 The Age of the Technician John D. Lyons 1634, 13 March The Academie Francaise Timothy Murray 1637 Toward French Classical Tragedy Mitchell Greenberg 1640 Problems in Logic and Rhetoric Timothy J. Reiss 1647 The Subject of Modern Discourse Thomas G. Pavel 1648, 26-28 August The Sound of the Fury Pierre Ronzeaud 1651 Cultural Life outside Paris Bernard Beugnot 1654 The Salons and "Preciosity" Joan DeJean 1657 Figures of Social and Semiotic Dissent Jean Alter 1660 Autocritical Dramaturgy Marcel Gutwirth 1661 From Roi Soleil to Louis le Grand Jean-Marie Apostolides 1664 Jansenist Tragedy Philip E. Lewis 1668 Moralists Georges Van Den Abbeele 1673, 17 February The Comic at Its Limits Gerard Defaux 1674 On the Sublime, Infinity, Je Ne Sais Quoi Louis Marin 1677 Historiography in the Age of Absolutism Roger Chartier 1678 The Emergence of the Novel John D. Lyons 1680, 21 October The Comedie-Francaise Jacques Guicharnaud 1685 Religious Controversies Domna C. Stanton 1687 The Ancients and the Moderns Robert J. Nelson 1689 Pedagogy John D. Lyons 1694 Linguistic Absolutism Alain Rey 1697 Marginal Writing Lionel Gossman 1699 Racine and the French New Criticism Jean Alter 1700 Classics in the Making Joan DeJean 1704 Sunset Years Walter E. Rex 1707? Fetes Galantes Thomas Crow 1721 Others James Creech 1725 The Politics of Epistolary Art Janet Gurkin Altman 1727 Portrait of the Philosopher as a Tramp Jack Undank 1734 Intricacies of Literary Production English Showalter, Jr. 1735 The Gender of the Memoir-Novel Nancy K. Miller 1750 Beauty in Context Gita May 1751 Ordering Knowledge Daniel Brewer 1754? Origins Peggy Kamuf 1754 From Natural Philosophy to Scientific Discourse Wilda Anderson 1759, January On Cultivating One's Garden Aram Vartanian 1759, 23 April Clearing the Stage Jay L. Caplan 1759, August-September Salons Michael Fried 1761, February The Novel and Gender Difference Ronald C. Rosbottom 1761, December What Was Enlightenment? Lionel Gossman 1762 Writing the Political Patrick Colman 1769 Reason Christie McDonald 1770 Kisses, en Taille Douce Philip Stewart 1771 Diderot at the Crossroads of Speech Jack Undank 1772 Utopias Mark Poster 1774, 19 April A War at the Opera Herbert Josephs 1782, March Words and "the Thing" Peter Brooks 1782, May Autobiographical Acts Virginia E. Swain 1784, 27 April Pre-Revolution (a Comedy) Jacques Guicharnaud 1787 Designing Women Joan Hinde Stewart 1788 Civil Rights and the Wrongs of Women Madelyn Gutwirth 1789 Seventeen Eighty-nine Sandy Petrey 1791, 13 January Language under Revolutionary Pressure Martine Reid 1791, Summer Pleasure, Perversion, Danger Chantal Thomas 1794, 8 June Twilight of the Gods Marie-Helene Huet 1794, 25 July Unfinished Work E. S. Burt 1799, 10 October The Ideologists Frank Paul Bowman 1800 The Melodramatic Imagination Peter Brooks 1802, 14 April Gothic Revival Anthony Vidler 1808, 17 March Discipline and Melancholy Patrizia Lombardo 1814, 4 June Restoration Freedom and Repression Tzvetan Todorov 1816, 8 May Women's Voices in Literature and Art Sarah Maza 1820 The Lady in the Lake Barbara Johnson 1823 Romantic Historiography Hayden White 1827, February The Invention of the Renaissance Francois Rigolot 1827, December Drama Jean Gaudon 1830, 27-29 July An Oedipal Crisis Peter Brooks 1833 The Scandal of Realism Naomi Schor 1834 Romanticism and Social Vision Sandy Petrey 1835 Dialogues with the Muse Nathaniel Wing 1836, 25 October Egypt in Paris Denis Hollier 1837 Fantastic Tales Ora Avni 1839 Body Bildung and Textual Liberation D. A. Miller 1840 Discourses on Misery Robert Bezucha 1843, 9 June Publishing Novels Lucienne Frappier-Mazur 1847, 23 December Orientalism, Colonialism Christopher L. Miller 1848 Class Struggles in France Richard Terdiman 1851, 2 December Literature Deterritorialized Ross Chambers 1852, 2 December Bonapartism Richard Terdiman 1853 French Poe Jefferson Humphries 1857 Two Trials Dominick LaCapra 1859, 23 July Poete Maudite Michael Danaby 1859, 7 December Exile from Within, Exile from Without Nathaniel Wing 1866 The Dream of Stone Barbara Johnson 1869 Tics Ora Avni 1871, 15 May Commune Culture Kristin Ross 1873 Exit and Save Norbert Bonenkamp 1874 Haute Couture and Haute Culture Sima Godfrey 1876 Idealism Naomi Schor 1877 Nature, Society, and the Discourse of Class Sandy Petrey 1880 Prostitution in the Novel Charles Bernheimer 1884 Decadence Jefferson Humphries 1885, February The Music of the Future Richard Sieburth 1885, June The Liberation of Verse Barbara Johnson 1886 The Phantom's Voice Esther Rashkin 1889 Commemoration and the Revolution Victor Brombert 1892 Writing and the Dance Francoise Meltzer 1895 Literature in the Classroom Antoine Compagnon 1898 The Dreyfus Affair Jeffrey MehIman 1905, 9 December On Schools, Churches, and Museums Denis Hollier 1911 From Exoticism to Homosexuality Richard Howard 1913 Lyrical Ideograms Tom Conley 1914-1918 Visions of Death and Dissolution Mary Jean Green 1920 Bourgeois Sin David O'Connell 1922, 18 November Death and Literary Authority Leo Bersani 1924 From Text to Performance Michel Beaujour 1925, November Mise en Abyme Jean-Joseph Goux 1925, December "I Cannot Abide Stupidity" Vincent Kaufmann 1928, 3 May Amnesias Ann Smock 1929 "Odor di Femina" [Sic] Elaine Marks 1931, March Sadology Carolyn J. Dean 1931, June Plenty of Nothing Denis Hollier 1933, February Negrophilia James Clifford 1933, November Americans in Paris John Atherton 1933, December "Terrorists Ask No Questions" Douglas Collins 1934, 6 February Birthrate and Death Wish Denis Hollier 1935, 6 May Staging the Plague Sylvere Lotringer 1937, March The Avant-Garde Embraces Science Allan Stoekl 1937, 12 July Committed Painting Susan Rubin Suleiman 1939 Surrealism and Negritude in Martinique Ronnie Scharfman 1940-1944 The Honor of Poets Ann Smock 1941 How Is Literature Possible? Michael Syrotinski 1942 The Problem of Belief Samuel Kinser 1945, 6 February Literature and Collaboration Alice Yaeger Kaplan 1945, 15 October Rebellion or Revolution? Steven Ungar 1946, July Samuel Beckett Emerges as a French Writer Alan Astro 1949 An Intellectual Woman in Postwar France Toril Moi 1953 The Nouveau Roman Gerald Prince 1954, January On Certain Tendencies of the French Cinema Dudley Andrew 1959, 9 January The Ministry of Fate Rosalind Krauss 1959, 28 October The Theater of the Absurd Thomas Bishop 1960 As Is Susan Rubin Suleiman 1962, November The School of Independence Reda Bensmaia 1966
PortraitDenis Hollier is Chairman of the Department of French at Yale University. He is the author of many books, including works on Sartre and Bataille.
PressestimmenAn impressive volume...It is not to be thought of as an exhaustive reference book, nor is it designed to be read right through as a single text. Its mode d'emploi is that of the browser. And as such it is indeed--as the blurbs repeat to us--a triumph. Plunge in, almost at random, and you will come up with pearls like Leo Bersani on Proust, DeJean on the salons or the editor on May 1968, discourse and power. I shall come back to it often. -- Peter France Times Literary Supplement This remarkable collection of brief essays on topics ranging from the Strasbourg Oaths of 842 to a 1983 broadcast of 'Apostrophes,' France's celebrated television literary interview program, is far more than a survey of 12 centuries of writing in France. It is a fascinating, generally very readable and almost always unpredictable ramble through the thick and varied garden of culture tended for these many centuries by the French people. The volume's editor, Denis Hollier, a professor of French at Yale University, has managed the considerable feat of compiling hundreds of brief essays by 164 mostly American scholars of French literature and to impose on the whole extraordinary unity. The result is a Francophile's delight and a lucid, often entertaining display of erudition...You can drop your cup at random into this deep well of cultural history and almost always come up with something sweet and stimulating to drink. -- Richard Bernstein New York Times An original and outstanding overview of French literature from 842 to the present...There is no history of French literature of this nature on the market today, in French or in English. Highly recommended. -- Anthony Caprio Library Journal Despite the eclectic nature of the various contributions...they nonetheless form a coherent ensemble thanks to the coordinating skills of a sophisticated editorial board and to Renee Morel's indispensable index...The fact is that this [book] has rendered its predecessors obsolete, making it one of a kind in its field today. -- Ernest Sturm French Review Each and every chapter is chock full of illuminating and intriguing facts, and each one, rather than reserve the stage for one main actor, allows anyone who has something to say to take part in the fun. Stendhal, for instance, has two chapters devoted to his work--on his Romantic manifesto Racine et Shakespeare (1823), and another on his novel La charteuse de Parme (1893)--but his elegant shadow falls on dozens of other pages. Each chapter is announced by a date, a headline event and a theme, and is written by one of 165 academics collected by Hollier from both North America and Europe. And here one must marvel at Hollier's achievement: academics who can write both intelligently and with humor. The mind boggles. -- Alberto Manguel Globe and Mail This grandly imagined and executed history of French literature is without precedent in any language...Here are many of the best contemporary critics and theorists, writing with vivid originality...This volume is a triumph of editorial and critical intelligence. -- Richard Poirier Raritan The fact is that A New History of French Literature has rendered its predecessors obsolete. -- Ernest Storm French Review Exciting, riotous, irritating, invigorating, often provocative, always interesting. L 'Humanite-Dimanche For the first time, Marie de France, Marguerite de Navarre, Germaine de Stael, George Sand, and Colette have come forward as prize-winners. -- Claire Devarrieux Liberation After all the lights from the festivities have been extinguished, after all the babble from the colloquia has stilled, and the celebration of the bicentennial of the French Revolution on both sides of the Atlantic comes to an end, one book will remain--this one. -- Pierre-Yves Petillon Critique
Untertitel: Harvard Univ PR. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1998
Seitenanzahl: 1200 Seiten