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  • 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 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...

  • Mud and Bodiesby Mike Burns; Saul David

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    Neil Weir died in 1967, but it was not until 2009 that his grandson, Mike Burns, discovered his diary among some boxes he had been left, and learnt that his grandfather had served as an officer in the 10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlander throughout the First World War, seeing action at Loos, the Somme and Vimy Ridge, as well as in staff... more...

  • Marcel Proust in the Light of William Jamesby Marilyn M. Sachs

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    Although William James was a significant presence in Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, his psychological and philosophical theories well known, any role he played in the gestation of Marcel Proust?s ground-breaking novel la recherche du temps perdu has been neglected by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic?until now. Much of what made... more...

  • Jean Cocteauby James S. Williams

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    Evaluating Cocteau?s career and his fascinating personal life on equal terms, James Williams offers here a groundbreaking analysis that sets them both within highly revealing historical and artistic contexts. 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Marcel Proustby Adam Watt

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    Marcel Proust (1871–1922) spent fourteen years creating In Search of Lost Time , his seven-volume magnum opus. He died when it was only half in print, unable to see it become one of the most important literary works of the twentieth century. Over eighty years later, the work still garners extraordinary levels of critical attention, and Proust’s... more...