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- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
This script tells a story about a war that took place long ago between the Greeks and the Trojans. It is said that the war began when the Trojans kidnapped Helen, the queen of the great Greek state, Sparta. The effort to get her back caused one of the greatest wars in history that lasted over a decade. Find out how it ended and who was behind the master... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
In her study of literature and medical treatises of Enlightenment France, McAlpin explores the belief that premature puberty in young urban girls signalled an increasing moral and physical degeneration. Offering physiologically based readings of heroines in novels by, among others, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot and Choderlos de Laclos, McAlpin... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 25.99
This original reading of Albert Camus' novels, short stories, and political essays concentrates on Camus' conflicted relationship with his Algerian background and finds important critical insights into issues of justice, the effects of colonial oppression, and the deadly cycle of terrorism and counterterrorism that characterized the Algerian War... more...
- Tin House Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Spanning from 1887 to a month before his death in 1910, The Journal of Jules Renard is a unique autobiographical masterpiece that, though celebrated abroad and cited as a principle influence by writers as varying as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, remains largely undiscovered in the United States. Throughout his journal, Renard develops not... more...
- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 25.95
This book investigates what Bataille, in "The Pineal Eye," calls mythological representation: the mythological anthropology with which this unusual thinker wished to outflank and undo scientific (and philosophical) anthropology. Gasché probes that anthropology by situating Bataille's thought with respect to the quatrumvirate of Schelling, Hegel,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
The book shows Camus's continued relevance for us today. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 18.00
As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman , Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits , which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute’s most accessible and emotionally open work. Written... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
A poetic evocation of the French diplomat?s encounters and experiences, filtered through the one constant in his life?Venice. Diplomat, writer and poet, traveller and socialite, friend of Proust, Giraudoux and Malraux, Paul Morand was out of the most original writers of the twentieth century. He was French literature's globe-trotter, and his delightful... more...
- Currency Press 2000; US$ 39.99
Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes civil war, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles will be honoured and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brothers body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals.... more...