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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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From Mother and Daughter: Poems, Dialogues, and Letters of Les Dames Des Roches (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

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Among the best-known and most prolific French women writers of the sixteenth century, Madeleine (1520-87) and Catherine (1542-87) des Roches were celebrated not only for their uncommonly strong mother-daughter bond but also for their bold assertion of poetic authority for women in the realm of belles lettres. The Dames des Roches excelled in a variety of genres, including poetry, Latin and Italian translations, correspondence, prose dialogues, pastoral drama, and tragicomedy; collected in From Mother and Daughter are selections from their celebrated oeuvre, suffused with an engaging and enduring feminist consciousness.

 

Madeleine and Catherine spent their entire lives in civil war-torn Poitiers, where a siege of the city, vandalism, and desecration of churches fueled their political and religious commentary. Members of an elite literary circle that would inspire salon culture during the next century, the Dames des Roches addressed the issues of the day, including the ravages of religious civil wars, the weak monarchy, education for women, marriage and the family, violence against women, and the status of women intellectuals. Through their collaborative engagement in shared public discourse, both mother and daughter were models of moral, political, and literary agency.

About the Author

Anne R. Larsen is professor of French at Hope College. She is the editor of a three-volume critical edition of the collected writings of Madeleine and Catherine des Roches.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Series Editors' Introduction

Volume Editor's Introduction

Volume Editor's Bibliography

Note on Translation

I. Selected Poems of Madeleine des Roches from Les Euvres (1579)

II. Selected Poems of Catherine des Roches from Les Euvres (1579)

III. Selected Poems of Madeleine des Roches and Catherine des Roches from Les Secondes Euvres (1583)

IV. Selected Letters of Madeleine des Roches and Catherine des Roches from Les Missives (1586)

Notes

Series Editors' Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226723389
Author:
Larsen, Anne R.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Larsen, Anne R.
Author:
Larsen, Anne R.
Author:
Roches, Catherine
Author:
Des Roches, Madeleine Neveu
Subject:
French
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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