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  • The Pleasures of the Textby Elizabeth Locey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    This provocative reading of 'scandalous' French woman writer Violette Leduc?heralded as a great by Beauvoir, Sartre, Genet, Camus?erodes the divide between body and text in erotic literature. In The Pleasures of the Text Elizabeth Locey sets herself the task of pinning down the often slippery ways in which pleasure is mapped onto the body of the reader,... more...

  • Albert Camus: A Biographyby Herbert R. Lottman

    Gingko Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    When Albert Camus died in a car crash in January 1960 he was only 46 years old — already a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and a world figure — author of the enigmatic The Stranger, the fable called The Plague, but also of the combative The Rebel — which attacked the ‘politically correct? among his con-temporaries. Thanks to his early literary... more...

  • Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d?expression française.by Frédérique Chevillot

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 73.00

    Les femmes rebelles et/ou criminelles seraient-elles plus monstrueuses que leurs homologues masculins parce qu?elles transgressent la construction socio-sexuée d?une élusive « nature féminine »? La représentation de la rébellion et de la criminalité des femmes par les écrivaines d?expression française soulève la question de la représentation de la... more...

  • Jean-Paul Sartre: Das Sein und das Nichtsby Bernard N. Schumacher

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 350.00

    Paris, 1943. Mit einem Paukenschlag erscheint ein Buch, das wie kein anderes die Nachkriegsjahre Europas prägen wird. Jean-Paul Sartres "Das Sein und das Nichts". Das Hauptwerk, ja die Bibel des französischen Existenzialismus ist geboren. Sartre eröffnet völlig neue, befreiende Einsichten über die menschliche Freiheit, über Gefühle wie Scham und Begehren,... more...

  • Against Autobiographyby Lia Nicole Brozgal

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00

    The work of Tunisian Jewish intellectual Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is often read as thinly veiled autobiography. Questioning the prevailing body of criticism, which continues this interpretation of most fiction produced by francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal shows how such interpretations of... more...

  • Ciphers (NHB Modern Plays)by Dawn King

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A smart and provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul. A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened - and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living? An Out of... more...

  • Honorable Picnicby Raucat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Les Mains Jointes et Autres Poèmes (1905-1923)by Francois Mauriac; Paul Cooke

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Les Mains jointes (1909) was the collection of poetry that launched the long career of Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970). This critical edition provides the first ever overview of the volume’s complex textual history (spanning four decades). Drawing on Mauriac’s unpublished cahiers de jeunesse, Paul Cooke challenges... more...

  • Letter to a Hostageby Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    A searing and timeless evocation of the nature of humanity , The acclaimed aviator and adventurer wrote Letter to a Hostage while waiting in neutral Portugal for a passage to the United States, having just escaped from the terrors of war-torn France. Saint-Exupéry's observations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in a Lisbon filled... more...

  • Antonin Artaudby Edward Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French... more...