A wonderful overview of many aspects of modern France from the turn of the century to contemporary times. Features chapters on mass media, consumer culture, culture and identity in postwar France, intellectual life, literature, and the arts.
Some 700 entries provide cultural context for anyone studying the language or pursuing any course of study which touches on contemporary French culture. Entries include abortion, advertising, cinema, Jacques Brel, Coco Chanel, child care, decolonization, ecriture feminine, football, francophone press, gay activism, green politics, Paris Match, Seuil, and youth culture.
A guide to ten centuries of work produced in France and, more recently, in other French-speaking countries around the world. It highlights not only poets, novelists, and dramatists, but also historians, statesmen, and philosophers.
Extensive information about French women writers and the world in which they lived. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries for authors, genres, literary movements, institutions, events, and organizations related to French literature.
Coverage of the intellectual figures, movements, and publications that helped shape and define fields as diverse as history and historiography, psychoanalysis, film, literary theory, cognitive and life sciences, literary criticism, philosophy, and economics.