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La nouvelle française au XV siècle (Bibliothèque du XV° siècle, T. XII). Werner Söderhielm, Paris, Champion, 1910. Pp. xii + 237.

Hamilton, George L.

Professor Söderhjelm who bas made some most significant contributions to comparative literature in various studies on the sources of Jehan de Paris, and the works of Antoine de la Sale and Martial d'Auvergne, in which he has also added to our knowledge of the life and art of the known authors, undertakes, in his La nouvelle française au XV siécle, to complete his survey of the literary genre to which these works belong, by tracing its evolution, and its place in French literature and narrative style. For his task he has aIl the requisite qualities; writing out of a full knowledge of his subject, he shows a power of subtle and broad synthetic treatment, a well-balanced a perception of the delicate shades of style.

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