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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...
- 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...
- Limmat Verlag 2013; Not Available
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Eustache Deschamps studied under the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he was said to have been made a slave-and eventually become recognized as one of the great French medieval poets. He was the first writer to dissociate lyric poetry from its musical setting and his witty perceptions comment on nearly... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95
Swift yet resonant, this masterful new verse translation conveys the immediacy, intimacy, and power of this greatest of Old French epic poems. John DuVal approaches the unadorned syntax of The Song of Roland in straightforward modern English, attuned to the nuance and detail of the narrative and the poetry of the original text. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their critical receptions, their influence on drama of the period... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 95.00
The notion of Continuation in medieval literature is a familiar one - but difficult to define precisely. Despite the existence of important texts which are commonly referred to as Continuations, such as Le Roman de la Rose , Le Chevalier de la Charrette and, of course, the Perceval Continuations , the mechanics and processes involved in actually producing... more...