Contes Americains (Exeter French Texts)

Contes Americains (Exeter French Texts)

By: Jean-Francois De Saint-Lambert (author), Roger Little (volume_editor)Paperback

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These three tales, hailed by Diderot among others, but unpublished for over a century (and in one case for nearly two centuries), are a fictional exploration of Otherness and the intercultural set in the New World, either among native Americans (Abenakis, Iroquois) or runaway slaves in Jamaica befriended by Quakers. They argue powerfully for a reassessment of the philosophe Saint-Lambert, since they represent a significant contribution to the anti-slavery debate of the time and to a consideration of cultural relativity, revitalised by recent postcolonial discourses. This title is Volume 99 in the series Exeter French Texts/Textes litteraires. It includes an introduction, select bibliography and essential notes, all in French.

About Author

Roger Little is Profesor of French at Trinity College, Dublin.

Contents

Frontispice: "Titre-planche" du Traite de la couleur de la peau humaine de Claude-Nicolas Le Cat, Amsterdam, 1765 Introduction Portrait (anonyme) de Saint-Lambert L'Abenaki Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale, 1743 Zimeo Les Deux Amis: conte iroquois Chutes du Niagara, Hennepin, 1698, Davies, 1768 Poemes en prose Un ecrivain genereux Note technique Bibliographie selective Dessin de Pessin Contes Americains; L'Abenkai Zimeo Les Deux Amis: Conte Iroquois Annexes A Commentaire sur le frontispice B Extraits des Incas de Marmontel C Note de Saint-Lambert a un vers des Saisons D Saint-Lambert, Reflexions sur... l'etat des Negres E Extraits des Lettres iroquoises de Maubert de Gouvest F Memoire (anonyme) sur les Iroquois suivi d'extraits du journal de Bougainville G Preceptes de Saint-Lambert sur l'amitie

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780859895446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 88
  • ID: 9780859895446
  • ISBN10: 0859895440

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