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  • Alcoolsby Guillaume Apollinaire; Donald Revell

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    A new translation of this complex and beautiful poetry. more...

  • Proust among the Nationsby Jacqueline Rose

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

     Known for her far-reaching examinations of psychoanalysis, literature, and politics, Jacqueline Rose has in recent years turned her attention to the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of the most enduring and apparently intractable conflicts of our time. In Proust among the Nations , she takes the development of her thought on this crisis a stage... more...

  • The Trojan Horseby Lisa Greathouse

    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...

  • Mute Objects of Expressionby Francis Ponge; Lee Fahnestock

    Archipelago Books 2006; US$ 17.00

    Ponge sings of the birds and the bees. A monumental work. more...

  • Female Sexuality and Cultural Degradation in Enlightenment Franceby Mary McAlpin

    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...

  • Albert Camus the Algerianby David Carroll

    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...

  • The Journal of Jules Renardby Jules Renard

    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...

  • Georges Batailleby Rodolphe Gasché; Végső; Roland

    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...

  • The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus?s Writingsby Emmanuelle Anne Vanborre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    The book shows Camus's continued relevance for us today. more...

  • Antigoneby Eamon Flack

    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 brother’s body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals.... more...