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    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 68.60

    A la Recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust est en premier lieu une construction complexe. La composition y est au service du désir, car elle seule permet de faire apparaître la vérité de l’inconscient qui ne saurait s’exprimer par des efforts de mémoire ou par des esquisses psychologiques, mais bien par des figures... more...

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    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

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  • Politeness and its Discontentsby Peter France

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 43.00

    A 1992 study of the place and nature of the ideal of politeness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writing in France, Britain and Russia. more...

  • Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment Franceby Nadine Berenguier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns... more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

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    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 30.00

    Provides an in-depth study of the swashbuckling life and writing career of Antoine de Saint-Exupe+a7ry, discussing his role as a pioneering aviator, disastrous marriage, complex personal life, and literary work, including the classic, The Little Prince. more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Nicholas Cronk; Christopher Fry

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    Rostand's hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair -... more...

  • Shadowby Marcia Brown; Marcia Brown; The French of Blaise Cendrars; Marcia Brown

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 7.99

    Shadow lives in the forest... It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires. It even likes to mingle with the dancers... Shadow... It waves with the grasses, curls up at the foot of trees... But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for... more...

  • On Readingby Marcel Proust; John Ruskin; Eric Karpeles; Damion Searls

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort. The only books that we truly absorb are those we read with real appetite, after having worked hard... more...

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    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

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