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La Soeur

Edited by B. Kite

La  Soeur
Paperback, 156 pages £20.00
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9780859893985
Format: 210mm x 147mm
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Subjects: European Literature, European Studies
Series: Exeter French Texts

La Soeur (1645) is one of the liveliest and most successful comedies by Jean Rotrou. It is an ingenious adaptation, long unidentified, of an Italian comedy, La Sorella (c.1584), by the polygraph Giambattista Della Porta; sometimes it remains close to the original text, at other times it is bold in eliminating superfluous material and in imparting a convincingly French flavour to the dialogue. The introduction to this new edition assesses the originality of Rotrou’s adaptation. The notes are devoted above all to linguistic questions and to the many exotic allusions found in the text.

B. Kite was Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 156 pages
 210mm x 147mm

BIC Code:
  DRA000000, LCO010000, LIT019000
 University of Exeter Press


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