By Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig
Is it valid to conceive of and write a background of medieval French literature whilst the time period "literature" as we all know it this day didn't seem till the very finish of the center a while? during this novel advent to French literature of the interval, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet says certain, arguing profound literary realization did exist on the time.
Cerquiglini-Toulet demanding situations the traditional methods of examining and comparing literature, contemplating medieval literature no longer as break away that during different eras yet as a part of the wider culture of global literature. Her monstrous and realized readings of either canonical and lesser-known works pose an important questions about, between different issues, the concept of otherness, the that means of switch and balance, and the connection of medieval literature with theology.
Part historical past of literature, half theoretical feedback, this e-book reshapes the language and content material of medieval works. via weaving jointly issues comparable to the starting place of epic and lyric poetry, Latin-French bilingualism, women's writing, grammar, authorship, and extra, Cerquiglini-Toulet does not anything lower than redefine either philosophical and literary methods to medieval French literature. Her ebook is a heritage of the literary act, a background of phrases, a heritage of principles and works?monuments instead of documents?that calls into query glossy innovations of literature.
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A New History of Medieval French Literature (Rethinking Theory) by Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig