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  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Die beiden Diskurse zur Zivilisationskritikby Johannes Rohbeck; Lieselotte Steinbrügge

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume includes a step-by-step textual commentary on Jean-Jacques Rousseau?s first and second critical discourses on civilization. Rousseau?s thesis is that man has become progressively alienated from his own nature and thus perverted by technological and scientific progress. The example of Rousseau shows that critical reflection... more...

  • Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literatureby Leslie Barnes

    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...

  • Persian Lettersby Montesquieu; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    A classic work of the European Enlightenment--and one of the most popular, if scandalous, in its day--the Persian Letters captures, in an engaging epistolary format, the transformational spirit of the era. Amid an ongoing tale rife with sex, violence, and wit, the work addresses a diverse range of topics from human nature and the origins of society,... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    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...

  • Image and Imaginationby C. S. Lewis

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Image and Imagination presents some of C.S. Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition. This selection gathers together forty book reviews?never before reprinted?as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades, and a fifth essay, ?Image and Imagination,? published for the first time. The essays and reviews... more...

  • On Art and Artistsby T. G. Rosenthal

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 35.99

    These critical essays on art and artists by T.G. Rosenthal, chosen by the author from his considerable output over more than fifty years of writing and reviewing, focus mainly on what has come to be known as ‘Modern British’ art - art from the 20th century. Rosenthal knew many of his subjects personally and some became friends: Michael Ayrton;... more...

  • The Marquis d?Argensby Julia Gasper

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    This is by far the best study available on a major but unjustly neglected Enlightenment writer who ought to be as famous for his intellectual contribution as he once was for his wit and amusing storytelling. This book fills a considerable gap in the standard literature on the Enlightenment. more...

  • Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865by Shirley Samuels

    Wiley 2013; US$ 51.95

    Reading the American Novel 1780-1865  provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces... more...

  • Reading Olympe de Gougesby Carol L. Sherman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    Olympe de Gouges has been called illiterate, immoral, and insane while being mentioned solely for her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and [the female] Citizen . This book uncovers her radical views of the self, the family, and the state and accounts for her vision of increasing female agency and decreasing the entitlements of aristocratic males.... more...