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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Very loosely based on the life of a French duelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in verse that tells the tale of soldier who is gifted with every imaginable positive attribute -- except that of a handsome appearance. Because of his perceived ugliness (including a disproportionately large nose), Cyrano feels unworthy of the woman he loves... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 124.99
Some of medieval culture's most arresting images and stories inextricably associate love and death. Thus the troubadour Jaufre Rudel dies in the arms of the countess of Tripoli, having loved her from afar without ever having seen her. Or in Marie de France's Chevrefoil, Tristan and Iseult's fatal love is hauntingly symbolized by the fatally... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 78.87
Hauptbeschreibung <p>Der Band versammelt Beiträge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Zäsuren bringt eigenständige Deutungsansprüche zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder... more...
- Cleis Press 2014; US$ 10.95
Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year's Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose — and perfect — their very own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51
Andrew McNeillie?s sixth collection returns to the sea and its immensity as a metaphor for fate. It also revisits the British and Irish archipelago (‘For which read a figure for my heart. / For which read too a figure for time?s hurt?), following a north-western trajectory from the Aran Islands to the Hebrides. The natural world is seen here in both... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51
The poems in this book form a series of small acts of attention, repeated attempts to step outside the circle of human concern and into a wider responsibility to the natural world. ‘To move among / crashing pines / is spacious / and exact.? Yellow & Blue invites us to share the spaciousness of a book-length journey, an exacting clarity of perception.... more...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95
Quince Duncan is a comprehensive study of the published short stories and novels of Costa Rica’s first novelist of African descent and one of the nation’s most esteemed contemporary writers. The grandson of Jamaican and Barbadian immigrants to Limón, Quince Duncan (b. 1940) incorporates personal memories into stories... more...