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 until eventually the very finish of the center a while? during this novel creation 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 normal methods of studying and comparing literature, contemplating medieval literature now not as break away that during different eras yet as a part of the wider culture of worldwide literature. Her immense and realized readings of either canonical and lesser-known works pose an important questions on, between different issues, the idea of otherness, the that means of switch and balance, and the connection of medieval literature with theology.
Part background of literature, half theoretical feedback, this ebook reshapes the language and content material of medieval works. through weaving jointly subject matters equivalent to the beginning 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 publication is a background of the literary act, a heritage of phrases, a historical past of rules and works?monuments instead of documents?that calls into query smooth suggestions of literature.
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A New History of Medieval French Literature (Rethinking Theory) by Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig