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- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This book also... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
Les Mains jointes (1909) was the collection of poetry that launched the long career of Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970). This critical edition provides the first ever overview of the volumes complex textual history (spanning four decades). Drawing on Mauriacs unpublished cahiers de jeunesse, Paul Cooke challenges... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 35.99
These critical essays on art and artists by T.G. Rosenthal, chosen by the author from his considerable output over more than fifty years of writing and reviewing, focus mainly on what has come to be known as Modern British art - art from the 20th century. Rosenthal knew many of his subjects personally and some became friends: Michael Ayrton;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 141.00
Nickolaus provides the readers with a concise critical discussion of the "courtly love" debate, broad historical and comparative analysis, and a model that explains, at the level of plot, rhetoric, and ideology, the proper place of amorous motifs in the context of prevailing Christian doctrines and attitudes. more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99
In The Marquis d'Argens: A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive list of d'Argen's works and separates the realities of his life from the myths that have built up around him. more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00
The work of Tunisian Jewish intellectual Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is often read as thinly veiled autobiography. Questioning the prevailing body of criticism, which continues this interpretation of most fiction produced by francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal shows how such interpretations of... more...
- Los Angeles Review of Books 2013; US$ 3.00
More so than any other art form, film relies on collaboration. The essays in this collection, “Film and the Art of Adaptation,? consider a range of contemporary films inspired by celebrated works of American literature, including Baz Luhrmann's spectacular take on The Great Gatsby and James Franco's faithful transposition of As I Lay Dying. Ruth... more...