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  • Georges Bataille, à l’extrémité fuyante de la poésieby Sylvain Santi

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 102.20

    A l’heure où l’œuvre de Georges Bataille a acquis une nouvelle dimension avec la publication de ses romans et de ses récits dans la Pléiade, il est temps de reconnaître toute son importance au mot de poésie qui, dans son œuvre, éclaire le mieux le rapport complexe que cet auteur entretint avec la littérature,... more...

  • Proust et Flaubertby Mireille Naturel

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 135.80

    En 1908, écrire « un essai sur Ste-Beuve et Flaubert » fait partie des projets de Proust. Certes, il y aura l’article de la NRF , en 1920, « À propos du “style” de Flaubert », mais l'essai annoncé ne verra jamais le jour. Proust aurait-il oublié son auteur de prédilection, celui qu'il... more...

  • Poetic Illuminationby Rosemary Lancaster

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 73.00

    In 1980 an exhibition of the Illuminated Manuscripts of René Char held in Paris took the artistic and literary worlds by surprise. It featured illustrations by twenty-eight artists of an array of Char’s hand-written poems. Char’s artistic associations, sp more...

  • Simone de Beauvoirby Ursula Tidd

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Following its publication in 1949, The Second Sex quickly became one of the fundamental works of feminist thought. In it, Simone de Beauvoir (1908?86) offered up a statement that has informed nearly all feminist and gender scholarship that has followed, ? more...

  • The Last Genetby Hadrien Laroche; David Homel

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    A critical reading of Jean Genet?s last eighteen years, through his politics, writings, and personal experience. more...

  • New Impressions of Africaby Raymond Roussel; Mark Ford

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess enthusiast, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was one of the French belle époque's most compelling literary figures. During his lifetime, Roussel's work was vociferously championed by the surrealists, but never achieved the widespread acclaim for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is undoubtedly Roussel's... more...

  • Jean Genetby Geir Uvslakk

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 47.00

    Jean Genet. Une écriture des perversions est la première étude consacrée entièrement au sujet de la perversion dans l’œuvre de Jean Genet (1910-1986). Ce sujet – primordial pour Genet – est ici analysé selon trois perspectives à la fois distinctes et profondément liées : les perversions... more...

  • The Poet as Believerby Aidan Nichols

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    This is the first comprehensive study of the theological significance of Paul Claudel, a poet frequently cited by literary-minded theologians in Europe and theologically-minded poets (such as von Balthasar, de Lubac and Eliot). His writing combines cosmology and history, Bible and metaphysics, liturgy and the drama of human personality. Aidan Nichols'... more...

  • Alfred Jarryby Jill Fell

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Alfred Jarry?s (1873?1907) creation of the monster-tyrant Ubu in his play Ubu Roi was a watershed in theater history and brought him instant notoriety following its Paris premiere in 1896. In this concise, critical biography, Jill Fell explores this and the many achievements that this multi-talented and influential writer and playwright crammed... more...

  • Paris Noirby Jacques Yonnet; Christine Donougher

    Dedalus 2011; US$ 17.49

    The darker side of the Parisian Left Bank in the 1940s , with supernatural elements. more...