French Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

French Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

French Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

French Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

Synopsis

Fifty-one essays cover the lives and works of the most important women writers in the history of French literature with an emphasis on their experiences as writers, a discussion of their major themes, and brief surveys of critical reactions. Each essay is followed by a bibliography of primary works, a list of titles translated into English, and a selection of critical studies. An additional essay describes the trobairitz, the women troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries. The volume ends with a chronology featuring the dates of events and trends of special significance to French women.
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