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Phalante (University of Exeter Press - Exeter French Texts)

ISBN13: 9780859894883
ISBN: 0859894886
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $33.95
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 84

This play by a young Toulouse lawyer-poet, was published posthumously in 1611 and has since been largely neglected.  It is reprinted here for the first time, accompanied by an introductory study, explanatory notes and a glossary.  Phalante offers the reader an early example of the French “dilemma play” exploiting the theme of inner conflict.  At the same time, because it dramatises a story which appeared in Sidney’s Arcadia (published in 1590, but not translated into French until 1624), it poses questions about contemporary Anglo-French literary relations.