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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette , and the 120 Days of Sodom . Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade , a distinguished philosopher provides... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00
Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies?their cultures, languages, and people?and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 47.00
À la lumière d?une réflexion sur les motifs politiques à l?origine du sort réservé à l??uvre de Rétif de la Bretonne par ses contemporains, cet essai propose de replacer l?écriture rétivienne au sein des stratégies de pouvoir qui, de Fontenelle à Marmontel, sont à l??uvre dans le champ symbolique et culturel des Lumières. À partir d?une étude détaillée... 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 29.68
Die Autorin zeigt, wie sich die französische Marquise Émilie du Châtelet im 18. Jh. durch Anleitung, Lektüre und Korrespondenz das Wissen der Zeit erschloss. Dank ihres ?Willens zu Wissen? wurde sie eine bekannte Mathematikerin und Naturphilosophin. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00
Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 122.00
Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century, so much so that this era is sometimes called the Age of Voltaire. At a time when French culture dominated Europe, Voltaire dominated French culture. His influence was... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31
We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time he was also the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. Davidson tells the whole, rich story of his life (1694-1778) - his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount; a... more...