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Death and Tenses

Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Neil Kenny

  • The first systematic study of the relation of tenses to death
  • Integrates the study of literature and culture with that of language
  • Studies many little-known texts and authors, and also well-known ones, shedding new light on those works
  • Shows the variability and complexity of early modern attitudes towards posthumous survival
  • Compares early modern with modern uses of tense to refer to the dead