Cambridge Companion to the French Novel
This volume provides a unique and valuable insight into the novel in French over the past two centuries. Essays by acknowledged experts range widely over issues and texts, referring to earlier periods and other genres and literatures where relevant. Theoretical discussion is combined with close reading, and there is a challenging reassessment of major figures and traditional views. All quotations are translated and there is a chronology and guide to further reading, making this an essential working manual for all those interested in modern French fiction.