Reading in the Renaissance: Amadis de Gaule and the Lessons of Memory

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University of Delaware Press, 1999 - 193 oldal
"Amadis de Gaule may well have been France's first real best-seller. When it first appeared, in 1540, Amadis attracted the smart crowd - court circles and rich bourgeois. Its early editions are large luxury folios, dedicated to members of the royal family. But some twenty years after the Amadis phenomenon started, it ended. References to it in the last quarter of the sixteenth century tend to be either nostalgic or critical. This book uses the rise and fall of Amadis de Gaule as a case study of the time-bound nature of readers' reading. The rhetorical, narrative, and memorial techniques of Amadis also appear in other contemporary works where they have received little notice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Genre and the Novel
17
Accommodating Nonclassical Forms
18
The Novel as Epic
20
Amadis Primus inter pares
32
Language
34
Learning from Amadis
39
Gaul
42
The Translator as Reader
45
The Reader
95
The Formulaic Reader
98
The Personalized Reader
101
The Active Reader
103
The Limits of Readerly Activity
110
Taking Stock
114
Manifest Readers
116
Implicit Readers
117

Frenching the Novel
51
The Poetics of the Novel
61
Analogy and Amplificatio
66
The Work of Memory
70
The Work of Reading
75
Reading Amadis
78
Images Remembered
85
A Word about Analogy in Other Novels
93
The World
125
Love
129
War
139
Conclusion
145
Notes
147
Bibliography
166
Index
188
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Marian Rothstein is Professor of French at Carthage College.

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