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  • The Strangerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    Comprehensive reading and study guides provide concise critical excerpts that offer a scholarly overview of each work, "The Story Behind the Story" that details the conditions under which the work was written, a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, and more. more...

  • Das Fräulein von Scuderiby E.T.A. Hoffmann; Heinz Müller-Dietz; Marion Bönnighausen

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 91.00

    Who isn't familiar with the fascinating events surrounding E.T.A. Hoffmann's famous Mademoiselle de Scuderi? The historical incidents portrayed in the novella were once famously recounted by Voltaire in his Age of Louis XIV. In the series Law in Art - Art in Law (Recht in der Kunst - Kunst im Recht), which is edited by the criminal law expert Professor... more...

  • Marcel Proust constructivisteby Sjef Houppermans

    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...

  • Memory and Understandingby Renate Bartsch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

    This book treats memory and understanding on two levels, on the phenomenological level of experience, on which a theory of dynamic conceptual semantics is built, and on the neuro-connectionist level, which supports the capacities of concept formation, remembering, and understanding. A neuro-connectionist circuit architecture of a constructive memory... more...

  • 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...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Felix Feneon; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines  collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906?true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here... 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...

  • Marcel Proustby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    An avid critic an translator, Marcel Proust is best remembered as author of the novel "The Remembrance of Things Past. more...

  • Saint-exuperyby Stacy Schiff

    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...