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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95
The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folk tales were the raw material for Marie de France?s lively but profound considerations of betrayal and fidelity, love, death, luck, and fate. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
The concept of ?world visions?, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal?s Pensées and Kant?s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
More ghosts and goblins I think were prevalent in Wales than in England or any other country'. So wrote researcher William Howells way back in 1831 - and the author of this compelling collection believes he was right. Wales is a fearfully haunted place. It abounds in castles and mansions, ancient churches, lonely lanes and crossroads, even bare mountainsides... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
This book is the first to offer a cultural history of French literature from its very beginnings, analysing the relationship between French literature and France’s evolving power structures from the Middle Ages through to the present day. It shows the political connections between the elite literature of France and other aspects of its culture,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57
Perceforest' is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...
- Limmat Verlag 2013; US$ 19.99
Friedrich Glauser hat nicht nur autobiografische Erinnerungen an seine Kindheit in Wien aufgeschrieben, einzelne Episoden hat er gleich mehrmals in Erzählungen aufgenommen. Seine Geschichten zeichnen ein sehr lebensnahes Bild einer Wiener Kindheit um 1900. Da ist ein gestrenger Vater, der seinen Sohn «abhärten» will fürs Leben. Da ist eine verständnisvolle... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Daniel Sipe focuses on the persistent afterlife of utopias in works by artists and writers who include François-René de Chateaubriand, Etienne Cabet, J.J. Grandville, Charles Barbara, Auguste Villiers de lIsle-Adam, Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Charles Baudelaire. By juxtaposing these works with those of social scientists such... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
In his book Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, first published in 1946, Erich Auerbach sought to examine the emergence of literary realism from a pan-European perspective. Life Worlds is linked to Auerbach?s work in that it seeks to formulate a literary history of all Europeans. However, while Auerbach pursued a question... more...