A Guide to French Literature: From Early Modern to by Jennifer Birkett

By Jennifer Birkett

This accomplished new consultant maps the historical past of French literature from Rabelais to Koltes. performs, poetry, and prose via the good writers of the French literary culture are mentioned along paintings recovered from canonical margins via new scholarship and varied serious views. comprises updated bibliographies.

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The genius of their poetry was to give the appearance of naturalness to the objects it created. In the particular instance of the Defense, it was his own public and the King's people that du Bellay called into being. These were the future generations who would gather round those French poets who obeyed the concluding call to 'remember' the glories of classical Gaul: Vous souvienne de votre ancienne Marseille, seconde Athenes, et de votre Hercule gallique, tirant les peuples apres lui par leurs oreilles, avec une chaine attachee a sa langue.

In language that would not be out of place in our own times, he offers a discourse conceived within the discourse of others. He places what he says within the hum of voices that surrounds him: the would-be authoritative men of science and letters, philosophers, politicians, kings and people, men and women, including and levelling them all, for all, in the last analysis, are simply human bodies. As the essay 'De I' experience' (Bk III, ch. 13) declares: '[A]u plus eleve trone du monde si ne sommes assis que sus nostre cuI' ['On the highest throne in the world, we still have to sit on our bums'].

V MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE (1533-92): THE BODY IN HISTORY By the closing years of the century, Gargantuan aspirations had come down to human size. This must, however, be considered no mean achievement, when the model of human performance - the new human subject - turns out to be Michel de Montaigne. 16 Montaigne's father was a wealthy gentleman of recent nobility and the family money had been made in trade. Montaigne himself was persuaded to undertake a career of public service as a magistrate in the Parlement of Bordeaux.

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