This edition of Françoise Pascal’s collection epistolary highlights a rare, innovative and entertaining work by a woman writer unknown today, but in her time a distinguished playwright, poet and painter. Now in its first modern edition, this text provides new insights into seventeenth-century life and the discourses of galanterie and préciosité.
This is a volume in the series Textes littéraires/Exeter French Texts. If Elizabeth I of England thought to rid herself forever of Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex, by sending him to the scaffold she was very much mistaken, since his name, intertwined with hers, has traversed four centuries.
On 21st January 1561 Casiodoro de Reina, the head of the Spanish Protestant community in London, presented the French Consistory of the Strangers' Churches with a confession of faith, the Confession de Fe Christiana. His purpose was to have the Spanish Church accepted beside the other foreign Churches.
These three tales, unpublished for over a century (and in one case for nearly two centuries), are a fictional exploration of Otherness and the intercultural set in the New World, either among native Americans (Abenakis, Iroquois) or runaway slaves in Jamaica befriended by Quakers.
This is a study of the nine prose fiction works of Christiane Rochefort written between 1958 and 1988. Despite establishment recognition and a popular mass-market following, Christiane Rochefort has hitherto received little critical attention. Her fiction forms an approachable learning tool for all students of post-war French politics and culture.
This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.
Dialogues Révolutionnaires is an edition of twelve fictional dialogues of the Revolutionary period in which the various interlocuters try to come to terms with an evolving political reality and a language which is constantly developing.
Dissertations Contre Corneille chronicles one of the great literary controversies of seventeenth-century France. In 1663, François Hédelin, l’abbé d’Aubignac, published four dissertations in which he criticised with increasing ferocity the most famous and greatest playwright of the century, Corneille.
This play dramatises a French sailor’s protest in 1948-49 against the brutality of the French military conduct of the Indochina war. Henri Martin was imprisoned for five years for distributing pamphlets. The struggle to get him released became the ‘Henri Martin Affair’, and this play was a vital part of that struggle.
Rohou interprets Dynamis as an orthodox tragi-comedy that reflects both the political concerns of the late 1640s and the developments in dramaturgy which had taken place over the previous decade or so. Rohou is most helpful in pointing out, in footnotes and a brief glossary, differences between Du Ryer's language and modern usage.