French Literature - literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; 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. | SonnetEssayTragic comedyShort story | Pierre De RonsardMichel Eyquem Sieur De MontaigneJean Baptise Poquelim(Moliere)Guy De Maupassant | Fragment of A SonnetOf FriendshipThe MisanthropeThe False Gems | Descriptions about his country; a later and mainly "literary" love etc.Montaigne’s vivid criticism upon the inadequacy of most people’s lives, particularly those who think well of themselves.This is a comedy of manners showing the hypocrisy that the author saw in the court during his time. He shows through the play that one should not be painfully frank all the time and not always be insincere, either. One must find a balance between the two where the truth can be conveyed with tact.Means ‘appearances are decieving' and that hard work is what makes you a good person, not what jewelry you wear or what clothes you wear.) |
Spanish Literature - Spanish language literature of Spain. It includes Spanish poetry, prose and novels. Due to historic, geographic and generational diversity, Spanish literature has known a great number of influences and it is very diverse. Some major literary movements can be identified within it. | BalladNovelHistorical play | Miguel De Cervantes SaavedraLope De Vega | The Song of The GalleyDon QuixoteFuene Ovejuna | A song that tells about the cruel wars between Spaniard and Moor.Clear-the values of the Golden Age of men have been lost over the centuries and must be resurrected for the good of society.Based on the real-life rebellion in the late 1400’s of the villagers of Fuene Ovejuna against a brutal... [continues]
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