The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 14, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 226 pages
The Cambridge Introduction to French Poetry is the most exhaustive survey of French poetry available. Shaw covers all aspects of French poetry from the middle ages to the present day. Chapters focus on verse, genres, poetry and politics and poetry and philosophy among other topics. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. The volume contains a useful glossary of poetic terms, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike.

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Contents

French poetry?
1
Verse and prose
7
Forms and genres
38
Words and figures
71
Poetry and politics
105
Poetry and philosophy
141
Poetry and other arts
176
Notes
192
Glossary
207
Bibliography
213
Index of notions
219
Index of names
223
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Mary Lewis Shaw is Associate Professor of French at Rutgers University. She is the author of Performance in the Texts of Mallarmé: The Passage from Art to Ritual (1993).

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