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Call Number: Bates Reference and Bowdoin Reference GR931 .C4413 1994
Publication Date: 1994
The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature by Eva Martin Sartori (Editor-In-Chief)
Publication Date: 1999-07-30
The earliest known literary productions by women living in Europe were probably by French writers. French women have contributed enormously to world literature for centuries, but only a few have been judged worthy of recognition by mostly male critics. As part of the feminist move to reclaim women writers and to rethink literary history, scholars have given growing amounts of attention to French women writers and their substantial contribution.
Call Number: Colby Miller Bookstacks PQ149 .F73 1991
Publication Date: 1991
The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French by Peter France (Editor)
Publication Date: 1995-05-04
This work is completely reconceived, rather than simply a revision of the old Companion to French Literature. It contains more than 3000 entries, which provide a guide not only to ten centuries of literature produced in the territory now called France, but also to the rich literary output of other French-speaking countries around the world.
Call Number: Colby Miller Bookstacks F1923 .P66 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Ourika : an English translation by Claire de Duras ; translated and with a foreword by John Fowles ; introduction by Joan DeJean and Margaret WallerBased on a true story, Claire de Duras's Ourika relates the experiences of a Senegalese girl who is rescued from slavery and raised by an aristocratic French family during the time of the French Revolution. Brought up in a household of learning and privilege, she is unaware of her difference until she overhears a conversation that suddenly makes her conscious of her race--and of the prejudice it arouses. From this point on, Ourika lives her life not as a French woman but as a black woman who feels "cut off from the entire human race." As the Reign of Terror threatens her and her adoptive family, Ourika struggles with her unusual position as an educated African woman in eighteenth-century Europe.
Call Number: Colby Miller Bookstacks PQ2235.D65 O813 1994