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  • Remy Belleau et l?art de guérirby Jean Braybrook

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 0.00

    This book starts by asking why a group of doctors produced an edition of Belleau in 1945. It then traces the motifs of sickness and healing in the poet?s work, ranging more widely than critics have hitherto done, and considering La Reconnue and the Dictamen alongside the better-known texts. It suggests that the supposedly frivolous Belleau... more...

  • Bonaventure des Périers's Novel Pastimes and Merry Talesby Bonaventure des Périers; Raymond C. La Charité; Virginia A. La Charité

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation... more...

  • Montaigneby Stefan Zweig; Will Stone

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré – driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...

  • Complete Poetry and Proseby Louise Labé; Deborah Lesko Baker; Annie Finch

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond with... more...

  • Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essaysby Michel de Montaigne 2010; US$ 3.99

    Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...

  • Clément Marot and Religionby Dick Wursten

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    A far-reaching analysis of Clément Marot?s poetry (mainly his Psalm paraphrases) shows that this poet was much more than a frivolous court poet; he was touched by the humanist yearning to restore old texts (in this case the Jewish Psalter) to their original glory. In his translations he was inspired by Martin Bucer?s Commentary. more...

  • Selected Essaysby Michel de Montaigne; James B. Atkinson; David Sices

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 11.50

    "This new edition of Montaigne's most important essays is a superb achievement, one that successfully brings together in accessible form the work of two major writers of Renaissance France. The translation by James B. Atkinson and David Sices is accurate, clear, readable, and conveys Montaigne's personable style elegantly to modern readers of English.... more...

  • The Comic Genius of Clémont Marotby Honor J. Aldred

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    In this work, theories of comedy are used to examine the techniques and processes in Marot’s poetry. It begins by considering his use of humor in its historical context, his story-telling skills, and his skill in manipulating language for humor, especially in puns, quotation and allusion. The full extent of the inspiration Marot draws from François... more...

  • The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literatureby Emily Wingfield

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    First full-length treatment of the Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, showing the various uses for, and the ways in, which it was deployed. more...

  • Michel de Montaigneby Ann Hartle

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    This book treats Montaigne as a serious thinker in his own right. more...