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- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 32.50
No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting locale. From natives such as Molière, Genet, and Anaïs Nin,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 60.00
In Béarn, a region of south-west France, longstanding and resilient ideas of property and practices of inheritance control the destinies of those living in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Based on extensive fieldwork and archival research that combines ethnography and intellectual history, this study explores the long-term continuities of this particular... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.00
Over eight visits to Paris, Deirdre Kelly has found herself ? first as a 19-year-old and then later as a budding writer, a dance critic, and a fashion reporter. Subsequent visits ? with her mother, her future husband, and later as a mother herself ? have shown her that while some parts of Paris remain constant, her life is always evolving. More... more...
- Wings Press 2007; US$ 11.95
Weaving a fascinating dialogue between the Old World as represented by Provence and the New World of the postmodern American university, this memoir describes in finely wrought detail a poet and critic of literary postmodernism moving his family to France and experiencing village life. Stories of amazing adjustments to a wildly different world are... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.83
Few books have captured the atmosphere of daily medieval life as well or as movingly as A Fool and His Money. Rodez, in southern France, was divided for centuries by a feud between two masters. This partitioned town thus acquired two distinct cultures. The story focuses on the strange case of Peyre Marques, a merchant who forgets where he has buried... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.41
'If you had to pick two things you wanted - if you had to - what would you pick?' I hesitated. This was a bigger question than usually got asked at these post-match debriefs. ' I suppose the honest answer would be,' I said, still accessing the last pieces of required data from a jumbled mind, 'meeting my soul mate, and finding an... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 26.50
From public executions to religious processions to political festivities, Toulouse's ceremonial life was remarkably rich in the decades prior to the French Revolution. In an engaging portrait that conveys this provincial city in all its splendor and misery, Robert Schneider explores how Toulouse's civic and community life was represented in the stagings... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 92.00
From the late 19th century onwards Paris had been a congenial locus for bohemian life. By 1920 Montparnasse had superseded Montmartre as the intellectual and artistic heart of the city, inaugurating a decade of unequalled creative achievement and innovative self-performance. These were the years of the Roaring Twenties or années folles... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 47.00
Uses the Breton experience to address two fundamental historiographical issues: the meaning of absolutism and the nature of early-modern French society. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00
T he G reater J ourney is the enthralling, inspiring?and until now, untold?story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. After risking the hazardous journey across the... more...