Additional Resources for Le Cid by Pierre Corneille

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Carlin, Claire L., Women Reading Corneille: Feminist Psychocriticisms of "Le Cid," Peter Lang, 2000.

Five different feminist literary critics analyze Corneille's Le Cid to explore why this play retains interest in contemporary times. The critics include Julia Kristeva, Carol Gilligan, Jessica Benjamin, and Jane Gallop.

Clarke, David, Pierre Corneille: Poetics and Political Drama under Louis XIII, Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Clarke provides an in depth study of the political times that surrounded Corneille as he tried to distinguish his own beliefs from the pressures that were put on him to conform to Cardinal de Richelieu's demands.

Fletcher, Richard, The Quest for El Cid, Oxford University Press, 1991.

There are many versions of the legend of El Cid but also many stories that refute the legend. This book by Fletcher is an interesting study of what the author claims to be more reliable historical facts about El Cid. Although claimed as...

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