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The Anonymous Marie de France (2003 Hardback)


£45.00

Very good condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

2003 First Edition published by
University of Chicago Press, USA.
Author: R. Howard Bloch.
ISBN: 0226059685.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 28mm d.

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The Anonymous Marie de France

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

2003 First Edition published by University of Chicago Press, USA.
Author: R. Howard Bloch.
ISBN: 0226059685.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 28mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition brown boards. 248 clean pages of English text, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Anonymous Marie de France:

”The Anonymous Marie de France offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the woman now referred to as Marie de France. Written by renowned medievalist R. Howard Bloch, it is the first book to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous ‘Lais’, her 103 animal fables, and the earliest vernacular, ‘Saint Patrick’s Purgatory’.

Marie is, Bloch asserts, one of the most self-conscious, sophisticated, and disturbing figures of her time – a writer whose works reveal an acute awareness not only of her role in the preservation of cultural memory, but also of the transformative psychological, social, and political effects of her writing within an oral tradition. ‘The Anonymous Marie de France’ recovers the central achievements of one of the most pivotal figures in French literature. It is a study that will be of enormous value to medievalists, literary scholars, historians of France, and anyone interested in the advent of female authorship.”