A history of French literature, from the earliest times to the present.

; Dargan, Edwin Preston, 1879-1940, author
3d ed. By William A. Nitze and E. Preston Dargan .... New York, H. Holt and Company [1938] .

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PQ119 .N5 1938 Available Request
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Other Authors Dargan, Edwin Preston, 1879-1940,
Subjects French literature -- History and criticism.
French literature.
Description xi, 852 pages plates, portrait, facsimiles 23 cm
Copyright Date [1938]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 802-836).
Also issued online.
Contents Modern times: The transition from classicism. The quarrel of ancients and moderns: results -- Writers of the transition: La Bruyere, Saint-Simon, Fénelon. The new philosophy. The popularizers: Bayle and Fontennelle -- Voltaire: Literature and life -- Montesquieu -- Miscellaneous writers. The old and the new genres. Tragedy: Voltaire, Crébillon, Ducis -- Comedy and drame -- Fiction: Lesage, Marivaux, Prévost -- Poetry. The war of liberation. The encyclopedists and the later philosophes -- Voltaire at Ferney: Polemics and philosophy -- Diderot. Pre-romanticism. Rousseau, Saint-Pierre -- Madame de Staël, Constant -- Chateaubriand. Romanticism. The romantic movement -- Immediate predecessors: Nodier, Béranger, Lamartine -- The poets: Victor Hugo -- The poets: Musset, Vigny, Gautier -- The romantic drama -- The romantic novel -- Critics and historians. Realism. The transition: Balzac -- Augier, Dumas Fils and Henry Becque -- The reaction in poetry: Baudelaire and the Parnassians -- Realistic fiction: Flaubert and Maupassant -- Fiction: Zola, the Goncourts, Daudet. The age of science and doubt. The critics: Sainte-Beuve -- The philosophers: Comte, Taine, Renan. The end of the century. In fiction: naturalism, psychology and other currents -- In drama: The three movements -- In poetry: Sentiment and symbolism -- In criticism.
The Middle Ages: Feudalism and chivalry. The middle ages and the epic -- The lyric and the romance -- The allegory and the early drama -- History, didactic literature and storiology. The Bourgeois influence. The lyric poets of the school of Machaut and Deschamps -- The university and the humanism of the fourteenth century -- The cyclic drama and the farce of Maître Pathelin -- Three individuals: Antoine de La Sale, Villon, Commynes.
The Renaissance: Humanism and the Reformation. The influence of Italy and the Rhétoriqueur poets -- Marot and his immediate followers -- Rabelais and Calvin: The epicurean and the stoic -- Platonists and Neo-Platonists. Literary theory and the return of the bourgeois ideal. The doctrine of imitation and the Pléiade -- The chief poets of the Pléiade -- Amyot, Montaigne and Brantôme -- The age of Henry IV and the common-sense of Malherbe. Pre-classicism. Social form and the salon writers -- Honoré d'Urfé and the romanesque -- The drama previous to Corneille -- Pierre Corneille -- Descartes. Classicism. Louis XIV and the classical spirit -- The writers of memoirs and maxims, and women writers -- Moliére and La Fontaine -- Pascal and Racine -- Boileau and Bossuet.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)338164
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Nitze, William Albert, 1876-1957.
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