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  • Saint Genetby Jean-Paul Sartre; Bernard Frechtman

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The remarkable and controversial study of the mind, life, and legend of Jean Genet more...

  • The Reception of the Writings of Marcel Proust in Spainby Herbert Craig

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 209.95

    The influence of Proust’s writings on Spanish authors has been enormous. Several key Spanish authors have written critical essays on Proust. This book draws together Spanish analysis of Proust’s conception of time, memory, setting, and character development, among other things. Spanish authors actually borrowed many ideas from this now canonical... more...

  • Men and Mothersby Hendrika C. Freud; Marjolijn de Jager

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    Not all men vie with their fathers for the love of their mothers. In some families the mother becomes the central figure for her son - the father is excluded (or excludes himself) and does not come between mother and son. The main thesis of this book - using clinical vignettes and quotes from the work of Marcel Proust to illustrate the author's points... more...

  • The Returnby Reg Cribb

    Currency Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    Riding the uneasy line between comedy and terror The Return is an incisive, edgy and at times funny look at the cultural divides in Australian society. It is a tautly written study in peer pressure, anxiety and suppressed violence in a class most people assume has no voice. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...