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  • French Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    French Literature: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) John D. Lyons

    The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space. This Very Short Introduction presents this lively literary world by focusing on texts (epics, novels, plays, poems, screenplays) that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices.

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  • The Cambridge Companion to French Literature
    The Cambridge Companion to French Literature (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    A fresh and comprehensive account of the literature of France, from medieval romances to twenty-first-century experimental poetry and novels.

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  • The Cambridge Companion to French Literature
    The Cambridge Companion to French Literature (English, Paperback) John D. Lyons

    A fresh and comprehensive account of the literature of France, from medieval romances to twenty-first-century experimental poetry and novels.

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  • Exemplum
    Exemplum (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-length study of the rhetoric of example, John Lyons situates this figure by comparing it with more frequently studied tropes such as metaphor and synecdoche, discusses meanings of the terms example and exemplum, and proposes a set of descriptive...

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  • Exemplum
    Exemplum (English, Paperback) John D. Lyons

    Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-length study of the rhetoric of example, John Lyons situates this figure by comparing it with more frequently studied tropes such as metaphor and synecdoche, discusses meanings of the terms example and exemplum, and proposes a set of descriptive...

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  • Before Imagination
    Before Imagination (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    A study of the practice of vivid, self-directed imagination in the optimistic spirit of the early-modern French writers.

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  • The Phantom of Chance
    The Phantom of Chance (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    Provides a new account of the crucial shift from the classical and medieval conception of Fortune to the modern notion of chance or randomness.

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  • Chance, Literature, and Culture in Early Modern France
    Chance, Literature, and Culture in Early Modern France (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    In the Renaissance and early modern periods there were lively controversies over why things happen. Central to these debates was the troubling idea that things could simply happen by chance. This book offers a broad cultural and literary view of field of chance in this period.

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  • The Tragedy of Origins
    The Tragedy of Origins (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    Studying the relationship between tragedy and history in early modern France, this book focuses on the work of Pierre Corneille. It studies of five Cornelian tragedies and reflects on the tragic structure as a confrontation between the present and the past.

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  • Tragedy and the Return of the Dead
    Tragedy and the Return of the Dead (English, Paperback) John D. Lyons

    Authoritative, wide-ranging, and thought provoking, Tragedy and the Return of the Dead uncovers a set of interlocking plots of family violence that stretch from Greek antiquity up to the popular culture of today. John D. Lyons looks closely at tragedy's staging of gory and painful deaths, ignominious burials, and the haunting return of ghosts.

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  • Exemplum (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-length study of the rhetoric of example, John Lyons situates this figure by comparing it with more frequently studied tropes such as metaphor and synecdoche, discusses meanings of the terms example and exemplum, and proposes a set of descriptive...

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  • Kingdom of Disorder
    Kingdom of Disorder (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    In this revisionist study of the poetics of tragedy during the French classical age, John Lyons challenges prevailing notions of a coherent, unified, and accepted ""classical doctrine"".

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  • Tragedy and the Return of the Dead
    Tragedy and the Return of the Dead (English, Hardback) John D. Lyons

    Authoritative, wide-ranging, and thought provoking, Tragedy and the Return of the Dead uncovers a set of interlocking plots of family violence that stretch from Greek antiquity up to the popular culture of today. John D. Lyons looks closely at tragedy's staging of gory and painful deaths, ignominious burials, and the haunting return of ghosts.

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  • The Princess of Cleves
    The Princess of Cleves (English, Paperback) Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette

    The Princess of Cleves, often called the first modern French novel, was published anonymously in 1678 and was received with enthusiasm by its contemporary audience.

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