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- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 70.00
In an era when reality was aestheticized as collectibles, Octave Mirbeau unleashed his fiction like a destructive machine, setting fire to stale material and discredited ideologies, burning them as fuel and expelling texts as clean emissions. In this first English-language overview of all the novels published under Mirbeaus name, this study argues... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey dAurevilly (1808 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey dAurevilly. On a souvent dit de lunivers de Barbey quil est saturé de violence. Jusquici, cependant, on navait jamais mis... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 88.20
Genèses flaubertiennes emprunte la voie déjà tracée par Flaubert topographe (1997) et La Production du descriptif (2002) dÉric Le Calvez et aborde la genèse de luvre de Flaubert avec des questions qui relèvent de la théorie de la production textuelle. Le premier axe choisi examine des fragments... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 100.80
Cette étude propose une interprétation inédite ainsi quun commentaire détaillé des Illuminations , texte qui défie depuis plus dun siècle lingéniosité des spécialistes de Rimbaud. À lencontre du parti pris des exégètes actuels qui préconisent une approche... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 114.95
Examining both familiar and underappreciated early modern texts, Hassan Melehy foregrounds the relationships that four writers-Joachim Du Bellay, Edmund Spenser, Michel de Montaigne, and William Shakespeare -conceived with both their classical and modern predecessors. Melehy sheds new light on pertinent issues in early modern studies, including translation,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95
This concise biography of Stéphane Mallarmé (1842?98) blends an account of the poet?s life with a detailed analysis of his evolving poetic theory and practice. ?A poet on this earth must be uniquely a poet,? he declared at the age of twenty-two?but wh more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Traditional scholarship on French liberalism has frequently proceeded by defining the core issues and telling a story of their emergence and development. This book takes a different approach: rather than beginning with an a priori definition of liberalism, it focuses on the political thought of Benjamin Constant and Germaine de Staël, the first... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
The cultural battle known as the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public controversies of early modern Europe, the Quarrel has most often been depicted as pitting antiquarian conservatives against the insurgent critics of established... more...
- University of Delaware 2011; US$ 84.99
The century of political, religious and cultural turmoil that shook France after the sudden death of Francis I in 1547 was also a period of intense literary nation-building. This study shows how canonical authors contributed to the creation of the French as an imaginary community and argues that early modern literary texts also provide venues for an... more...