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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...

  • 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$ 124.95

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • 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...