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- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 34.99
A fascinating study of English words and phrases in A la recherche du temps perdu, dealing both with the social comedy of French 'Anglomania' - characters who yearn to resemble 'un parfait gentleman' or invite each other to 'le five-o'clock tea' - and with Proust's profound understanding of the necessary 'impurity'... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 74.20
Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desire offers an original analysis of patterns of unconscious desire observable in the life and work of the French orientalist writer Pierre Loti. It aims to reconcile attitudes and conduct that have been regarded as contradictory and not amenable to analysis by locating the unconscious urges that motivate them.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60
The apparent self-sufficiency of joie de vivre means that, despite the widespread use of the phrase since the late nineteenth century, the concept has rarely been explored critically. Joie de vivre does not readily surrender itself to examination, for it is in a sense too busy being what it is. However, as the essays in this collection reveal, joie... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 65.00
Modernity has long been equated with motion, travel, and change, from Marxs critical diagnoses of economic instability to the Futurists glorification of speed. Likewise, metaphors of travel serve widely in discussions of empire, cultural contact, translation, and globalization, from Deleuzes nomadology to James Cliffords... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99
This book is the first literary study to examine how France has failed to come to terms with the end of its empire, and is now haunted by the legacy of its colonial relationship with North Africa. It examines the form assumed by the ghosts of the past in fiction from a range of genres (travel writing, detective fiction, life writing, historical fiction,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 363.00
The 13th-century prose novel Guiron le Courtois, marked by a fragmented manuscript history, tells the story of the fathers of the Arthurian heroes. The third branch of the work that is presented here illustrates the development from the previous texts, Meliadus and Guiron, and offers valuable insights into the narrative techniques and literary tastes... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Peter of Auvergne (?1304) is one of the most productive and most influential commentators of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Paris. This volume of conference proceedings represents the first examination of his life and work as a whole. A comparison with contemporaneous authors demonstrates that Peter presents a thoroughly distinctive line... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 33.99
The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent examines how Francophone writers from the Maghreb and the Near East represent the intertwining of religion and politics in various disputes, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11. It analyzes fiction, films, comic books,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s intertextual work... more...