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By Jean Galaut Edited by A. Howe

Paperback, 84 pages £20.00
Published: 1996
ISBN: 9780859894883
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

This play by a young Toulouse lawyer-poet, was published posthumously in 1611 and has since been largely neglected. It is reprinted here for the first time, accompanied by an introductory study, explanatory notes and a glossary. Phalante offers the reader an early example of the French “dilemma play” exploiting the theme of inner conflict. At the same time, because it dramatises a story which appeared in Sidney’s Arcadia (published in 1590, but not translated into French until 1624), it poses questions about contemporary Anglo-French literary relations.

“Alan Howe is to be congratulated for having achieved his stated aim of enabling the reader to form a fuller picture of the diversity of tragedy in the reign of Henri IV.” (Modern Language Review, Volume 94 No. 1, 1999)

Alan Howe is Lecturer in French, University of Liverpool.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 84 pages

BIC Code:
  FIC000000, LCO010000
 University of Exeter Press


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