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Introduction to French Literature

Year: 1985, 55 mins
Code: GA-Fren

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Using selections from French prose and poetry, this program develops an overview of French history from the coronation of Charlemagne to the present. Included are dramatized reading from contemporary sources, commentary by modern scholars, on-location photography and fine are from major French libraries and museums. Students hear passages from Etieene de Fougeres, Guibert de Nogent, the 12th-century ltters of Heloise and Abelard, Francois Villon, Rabelais, Montaigne, Henry IV, Descartes, Pascal, Moliere, Racine, Louis XIV, Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Balzac, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Stephane Mallarme, Proust, Sartre, Camus and de Beauvoir.

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