Littérature Française: Textes et Contextes, Tome I: Du Moyen Age au XVIIIe siècle
January 1994, ©1994
Designed as a core text for French literature survey courses, Tome I of this two-volume anthology covers the medieval period to the 18th century. Most selections are complete works, and all of the ancillary material is written entirely in French. Following the presumption that the contextes are essential to understanding the textes, Berg includes extensive pedagogical elements designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about the selections.
* La Litterature courtoise
* La Litterature comique
* Le Theatre religieux
* Le Theatre profane
* La Poesie lyrique
* La Renaissance poetique
* La Litterature baroque
* Deux moralistes
* La Fontaine
* Madame de Sevigne
- Includes substantial introductions to the periods, movements, and authors.
- Before each selection, a brief section entitled Avant de lire invites students to read with certain questions in mind and provides specific information about the selection, usually linguistic or historical.
- After each selection, a brief section entitled Matière à réflection presents questions to stimulate class discussion and offers subject matter for written assignments.
- An appendix entitled Eléments de versification française facilitates presentation and serves as a reference for students.