French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak traditional languages of France other than French. Literature written in French language, by citizens of other nations such as Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, etc. is referred to as Francophone literature. As of 2006, French writers have been awarded more Nobel Prizes in Literature than novelists, poets and essayists of any other country. France itself ranks first in the list of Nobel Prizes in literature by country.
French literature has been for French people an object of national pride for centuries, as it is one of the most brilliant and most influential components of the Western literature.
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... them in their labours and share their fate." —Mary Shelley, "Madame Roland", French Lives The two-volume Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of France includes the following works ... by including two more women but by her choice of a quartet of French revolutionary personalities who were political actors more than, or as much as writers ... Mary Shelley worked on the French Lives from the end of 1837 until the middle of 1839 and she was paid £200 upon their completion ...
... Littéraire Valery Larbaud Prix Médicis Prix Renaudot Candide Preis (the only one German-French Literary award) ...
... Main article French literature The earliest French literature dates from the Middle Ages, when what is now known as modern France did not have a single, uniform language ... Some authors of French mediaeval texts are unknown, such as Tristan and Iseult and Lancelot-Grail ... Much mediaeval French poetry and literature were inspired by the legends of the Matter of France, such as The Song of Roland and the various chansons de geste ...
... Advanced Placement French Literature (or AP French Literature) was an Advanced Placement course and examination offered by the College Board ... The course was designed to replicate a college French literature course for high school students ... of novels, plays, and poetry, all written in French ...
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“In French literature, you can choose à la carte; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal.”
—José Bergamín (18951983)
“Scholarship cannot do without literature.... It needs literature to float it, to set it current, to authenticate it to all the race, to get it out of closets and into the brains of men who stir abroad.”
—Woodrow Wilson (18561924)
“But as some silly young men returning from France affect a broken English, to be thought perfect in the French language; so his Lordship, I think, to seem a perfect understander of the unintelligible language of the Schoolmen, pretends an ignorance of his mother-tongue. He talks here of command and counsel as if he were no Englishman, nor knew any difference between their significations.”
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