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  • 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...

  • Female Sexuality and Cultural Degradation in Enlightenment Franceby Dr Mary McAlpin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In her study of eighteenth-century literature and medical treatises, Mary McAlpin takes up the widespread belief among cultural philosophers of the French Enlightenment that society was gravely endangered by the effects of hyper-civilization. McAlpin's study explores a strong thread in this rhetoric of decline: the belief that premature puberty in... more...

  • Albert Camus the Algerianby David Carroll

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Octave Mirbeauby Richard Hand

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 25.00

    Octave Mirbeau was born in Trévières, Normandy, on 16 February 1848. He had a quiet childhood, which seemingly came to an abrupt end when he was sent to a Jesuit college at Vannes in 1859. The next four years were a miserable experience for the young Mirbeau, and the barbarity, tyranny and snobbery he encountered there ? which seemed to him a microcosm... 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, Nietzsche,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

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

  • Childhoodby Nathalie Sarraute; Alice Kaplan; Barbara Wright

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    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 when the... 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...

  • 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 habits,... 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...