French literature, writings in medieval French dialects and standard modern French. Writings in Provençal and Breton are considered separately, as are works in French produced abroad (as at Canadian literature, French).
Sections in this article:
- Medieval Literature
- Romanticism, Realism, and Other Movements: The Nineteenth Century
- The Twentieth Century
- Renaissance Literature
- Rationalism: The Eighteenth Century
- Classicism: The Seventeenth Century
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