Polyphonic narrative in early modern France: A question of literary history

Neal, Lisa; Rendall, Steven
May 1996
Romanic Review;May96, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p297
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the role of polyphony or polyvocality, the plurality of voices, languages, or `sociolects,' in early modern French narrative fiction. Relations established between the primary and secondary narratives; Use of frame narrative in Marguerite de Navarre's `Heptameron' novella collection; Novelistic development and sociolects in Charles Sorel's `Histoire comique de Francion.'


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