Synopses & Reviews
This book is designed to teach introductory students of French literature how to read literary works.
"Beautifully done! Good selections, extensive, broad coverage, interesting and valuable presentations. Nice textual analyses, stimulating questions and well-chosen, appropriate, attractive illustrations."--D.H. Kellander, Duquesne University
"I have been using this text since it first appeared more than twenty years ago. Excellent choice of texts, background, and questions."--Lawrence Purder, Michigan State University
"Nothing better--really teaches the students what literature is."--James Kaplan, Moorhead State University
"Very useful textbook to introduce students to the study of French literature. The questions after the texts are most helpful and thoroug."--Machelidon Veronieve, university of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A comprehensive text appropriate for an introduction to textual analysis, containing some good selections in all three genres."--Cynthia Hahn, Lake Forest College