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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
Affection I can endure, affectation I abhor. Empty phrases, meaningless gestures of faked good-will. These affable dispensers of embraces make me ill. Disgusted with French society where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues. But... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95
George Bataille (1867-1962) is widely recognized as one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. This is the first book in English to examine Bataille's work as a whole. It offers an accessible introduction to a complex and often ambiguous thinker. more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 64.69
Hauptbeschreibung Die Briefe zwischen Claire Goll, Yvan Goll und Paula Ludwig sind Zeugnisse leidenschaftlicher Liebe, weisen aber auch in Abgründe des Zweifels, der Eifersucht und der Verzweiflung. Zugleich spiegeln sie Leben und Wirken dreier Dichter, die sich in dieser Dreieckskonstellation wechselseitig beeinflussten. Nicht zuletzt rücken die... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 18.00
As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman , Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits , which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute’s most accessible and emotionally open work. Written... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
A poetic evocation of the French diplomat?s encounters and experiences, filtered through the one constant in his life?Venice. Diplomat, writer and poet, traveller and socialite, friend of Proust, Giraudoux and Malraux, Paul Morand was out of the most original writers of the twentieth century. He was French literature's globe-trotter, and his delightful... more...
- Karnac Books 2013; US$ 26.95
Not all men vie with their fathers for the love of their mothers. In some families the mother becomes the central figure for her son - the father is excluded (or excludes himself) and does not come between mother and son. The main thesis of this book - using clinical vignettes and quotes from the work of Marcel Proust to illustrate the author's points... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 14.95
Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess enthusiast, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was one of the French belle époque's most compelling literary figures. During his lifetime, Roussel's work was vociferously championed by the surrealists, but never achieved the widespread acclaim for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is undoubtedly Roussel's... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 25.95
This book investigates what Bataille, in "The Pineal Eye," calls mythological representation: the mythological anthropology with which this unusual thinker wished to outflank and undo scientific (and philosophical) anthropology. Gasché probes that anthropology by situating Bataille's thought with respect to the quatrumvirate of Schelling, Hegel,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
The book shows Camus's continued relevance for us today. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95
Without Maurice Blanchot, literary theory as we know it today would have been unthinkable. Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze: all are key theorists crucially influenced by Blanchot's work. This accessible guide: * works 'idea by idea' through Blanchot's writings, anchoring them in historical and intellectual... more...