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- 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...
- Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99
When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of... more...
- Sort Of Books 2013; US$ 8.74
Tove Jansson?s ?rst book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Presented with images from her family archive, Sculptor?s Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. ... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57
A smart and provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul. A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened - and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living? An Out of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; US$ 11.99
A biography as sensuously satisfying as a fine French meal. Colette surely would have approved it as much for its aesthetic appeal as for its rare insight and scholarship. Robyn Davidson Colettes France is the remarkable life story of an extraordinary woman, who was known simply as Colette.This lavishly illustrated biography... more...
- Bernard Campiche Editeur 2013; US$ 10.99
Marie-Rose: «Je savais que cette femme qui montait les escaliers de la boutique avec son chapeau cloche allait compter dans ma vie.» Sylviane: «Je lui ai donné ma carte, mon téléphone, alors que je ne le fais jamais.» Marie-Rose: «Sylviane représentait la femme que j’aurais voulu être.» Sylviane: «Marie-Rose m’a donné l’occasion de me racheter de la... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57
The influence of the salons of Paris on the thought and culture of the eighteenth century would be difficult to overstate. They were both intellectual powerhouses and also assemblies where the latest and most extreme fashion was displayed. 'Young gallants...wearing silk waistcoats embroidered with Chinese pagodas, making love to ladies reclining negligently... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95
The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folk tales were the raw material for Marie de France?s lively but profound considerations of betrayal and fidelity, love, death, luck, and fate. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95
Making use of new and original material based on first-hand sources, this book interrogates the vogue for collecting, discussing, depicting and putting to political and cultural use Roman antiquities in the French Renaissance. It surveys a range of activity from the labours of collectors and patrons to royal entries, considers attacks on the craze... more...