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Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature
Contributor(s): O'Brien, John (Editor), Quainton, Malcolm (Editor)

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ISBN: 0853237859     ISBN-13: 9780853237853
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
OUR PRICE: $104.95  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2000
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | European - French
Dewey: 840.900
LCCN: 2001431769
Lexile Measure: 1570(Not Available)
Physical Information: 240 pages
Features: Bibliography, Index
Review Citations: Choice 06/01/2001 pg. 1799
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2001 pg. 183
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Publisher Description:
The aim of this book is to introduce the modern student to readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organized by paired readings of five major sixteenth-century French writers, with interpretations covering, among others, structuralism, semiotics, feminism and psychoanalysis. Linking these interpretations is a constant interest in problems such as the role of the reader, the nature of the text and the question of gender. The Introduction contextualizes the encounter between literary theory and Renaissance texts by using the contributions as pivotal points in the development of critical thinking about this period in early modern literature. All foreign language quotations are translated into English, and the book is intended to be of practical interest to a wide range of readers, from modern linguists to those studying critical theory, comparative literature or cultural history.
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