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Les Marguerites

By Jean Benech de Cantenac Edited by Robert Aulotte

Les  Marguerites
Paperback, 51 pages £20.00
Published: 1999
ISBN: 9780859896429
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

Poet, novelist, sometime member of Mademoiselle de Montpensier’s circle and correspondent of the Mercure Galant, Cantenac (Bordeaux 1630-1714) was notorious in his own time but has only recently become the subject of serious study. This is the first critical edition of Les Marguerites, poèmes héroïque, a volume originally published in Bordeaux in 1676. Written in alexandrines, divided into five cantos (chants), Les Marguerities offers a fascinating example of playful contemporary poetic taste where epic heroism is transformed into gallantry.

This is a volume in the Textes littéraires/Exeter French Texts. The text, introduction and essential notes are all in French.

Frontispice, II; INTRODUCTION; L'auteur, VII; Le temps des Marguerites, X; Les Marguerites de Cantenac; une salutaire meditation sur les dures Destinees des Marguerites, XI; un poeme heroique, XVI; un poeme galant d'heroisme tendre, XVIII; Note sur l'etablissement du texte, XX; BIBLIOGRAPHIE; OEuvres attribuees a J. Benech de Cantenac, XXI; Elements de bibliographie generale, XXVII; Etudes sur Cantenac, XXX; LES MARGUERITES; Dedicace a Mademoiselle F, 3; Chant premier, 5; Chant II, 11; Chant III, 23; Chant IV, 30; Chant V, 42.


“The work will certainly interest dix-septiémistes, not least for its sophisticated views on the relationship between art and nature and on the representation of perspective.” (Modern Language Review, Volume 97 No. 2, 2002)

Robert Aulotte is Emeritus Professor of French Literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

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