Sat

02

Jun

2012

French Authors / Texts - Alphabetical

Today I finally finished reading John D. Lyons' book French Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Going through the index and typed out the key names / works introduced in the book below:

 

Balzac (19th c., novelist)- The Human Comedy

Baudelaire (19th c., poet, literary critic)- Le Spleen de Paris (1869); The Swan (1860); To a Woman Passing By

Beaumarchais (late 18th c., dramatist, literary theorist)- Eugenie (1767); Moderate Letter ; Barber of Seville (1775); Marriage of Figaro (1778)

Beckett (20th c., dramatist, novelist)- Waiting for Godot (1952); Unnameable (1953)

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814, novelist) - Paul et Virginie (1788)

Bonnefoy (20th c., poet) - On the Motion and Immobility of Douve (1953)

Breton (20th c., "novelist" )- Nadja (1928, revised 1962); Surrealist Manifestos (1924, 1928); Magnetic Fields (1919, poetic prose)

Butor (1926-, novelist) - Second Thoughts (1957)

 

Camus (1913-1960, novelist)- Myth of Sisyphus (essay); Stranger (1942, novel); Caligula (play)

Celine (1894-1961, novelist) - Journey to the End of Night (1932); Death on the Installment Plan (1936) 

Chateaubriand - Rene (novella, published as part of The Genius of Christianity, 1802)

Chretien de Troyes - Erec and Enide (c. 1170) and other 4 romances

Christine de Pizan (c. 1364-c.1434, poet) - Christine's Vision (1405); Mutation of Fortune (1403)

Conde (1930- , novelist)- I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (1987)

Corneille (17th c., dramatist)- Horace (1640); Medee (1635); Rodogune, princesses des Parthes (1644)

 

Darieussecq (1969-, novelist) - Pig Tales (1996)  

Desnos (1900-1945, poet) - Rrose Selavy: Precision Oculism, Complete Line of Whiskers and Kicks (1939)

du Bally (16th c., poet) - Regrets (1558); Defense and Illustration of the French Language (1549)

Duras, Claire de (short story writer)- Ourika (1823)

Duras, Marguerite (1914-1996; screenplay writer)- Hiroshima mon amour (1959 film; 1960 book)

 

Flaubert (19th c., novelist)- Madame Bovary (1856)

Gide (1869-1951, novelist) - Counterfeiters (1925)

Houellebecq (novelist)- Atomised (1998)

Hugo (19th c., poet, dramatist, novelist, literary theorist)- Cromwell (1827, drama); Notre de Dame de Paris (1831, novel)

Ionesco (20th c., dramatist)- The Bald Soprano (1950)

 

La Bruyere (17th c., moralist prose author) - Caracteres, ou les moeurs de ce siecle (1688)

La Fontaine (17th c., author of fables) - Le Loup et le chien (1668)

La Rochefoucauld (17th c., moralist prose author) - Maxims (1664)

Laclos (18th c., novelist)- Liaisons dangereuses (1782)

Lafayette (17th c., novelist)- La Princesse de Cleves (published 1678)

Le Clezio (20th/21st c., novelist) - Interrogation (1963); Desert (1980); Prospector (1985); Onitsha (1991); Quarantine (1995); Wandering Star (1996); Ourania (2006); Refrain of Hunger (2008)

Life of Saint Alexis (c. 1050)

Littel (1967- , novelist) - Les Bienveillantes (2006)

 

Mallarme (19th c., [prose?] poet)- A Roll of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance (1897); Igiture, ou la folie d'Elbehnon (~1870)

Marguerite de Navarre (d. 1549, author of short stories collection) - L'Heptameron (published 1558)

Marie de France (c. 1168-80, author of Lais - a sort of romance?) -  Bisclavret

Marivaux (1688-1763, dramatist) - Game of Love and Chance (1730)

Marot (1496-1544, poet, brought Petrarchan sonnet to France in 1530s)

Martin du Gard (20th c., novelist) - L'Ete 1914 (1936,part of tlonger work Les Thibault, 1922-40)

Moliere (17th c., dramatist) - Misanthrope (1666); Tartuffe

Montaigne (16th c., prose) - Essays (1580; revised 1582, 1588 and posthumous edition 1595)

Musset (19th c., dramatist) - Lorenzaccio (1834)

 

Nemirovsky (20th c., d. in Auschwitz, author or novellas) - Suite Francaise (published in 2004)

Nothomb (20th c., novelist) - Fear and Trembling (1999)

Pascal (17th c., prose) - Pensees

Prevost (18th c., novelist) - Manon Lescaut (1731)

Proust (1871-1922, novelist)- In Search of Lost Times (1913-27)

 

Rebelais (c.1490-1553, novelist) - series on Gargantua and Pantaguel (1532-1552)

Racine (17th c., dramatist) - Andromaque (1668); Britannicus (1669); Phedre

Robbe-Grillet (20th c., novelist) - Jealousy (1957)

Romance of the Rose (long verse narrative in 2 parts - first by Jean de Lorris towards 1230; longer second part by Jean de Meung towards 1275)

Ronsard (1550s, poet) - Second Book of Sonnets for Helene

Rousseau (18th c., prose) - Confessions (1769, published 1782); Emile ou De l'education (1762); Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Rutebeuf (c.1245-85, poet)

 

Sade (1740-1814, novelist) - Justine (1791)

Sand (19th c., novelist) - Consuelo (1842)

Sarraute (1900-1999, novelist) - Golden Fruits (1963)

Sartre (1905-80) - Nausea (1938)

Sceve (16th c., poet) - Delie, object of the highest virtue (1544)

Song of Roland (12th c., epic)

Sorel (17th c., novelist?) - Histoire comique de Francion (1623-33)

Stendahl (1783-1842, novelist) - Red and Black (1830)

 

Valery (1871-1945, poet) - Footsteps (1921); Graveyard by the Sea (1920)

Vigny (19th c., dramatist) - Chatterton (1835)

Villon (c. 1431-63, poet)

Voltaire (18th c., prose author / novelist)- Candide (1759)

Zola (1840-1902, novelist) - J'Accuse! (editorial piece, 1898); L'Assommoir (1877); La Bete humaine (1890)

 

A long list of names! Since this is compiled based on the index, it is alphabetical, I would also try to post another blog post to sort the authors by date.

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