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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Goethe, Kleistby Michael Mandelartz

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 45.20

    Die Literatur um 1800 nimmt teil an dem historischen Wandel zur Moderne, der sich in der ?Sattelzeit? vom ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert bis ins beginnende 19. Jahrhundert vollzieht. Goethe und Kleist legen die Probleme der Zeit als radikale Denker bis zu den Wurzeln bloß. Die Ergebnisse könnten jedoch kaum gegensätzlicher ausfallen. Kleist schließt... more...

  • Jean Genet: Performance and Politicsby Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery; Professor Maria Shevtsova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This is the first book to explore the broad political significance of Genet's performance practice by focusing on his radical experiments, polemical subjects and formal innovations in theatre, film and dance. Its new approach brings together the diverse aspects of Genet's work through essays by international scholars and interviews. 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...