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  • The Pleasures of the Textby Elizabeth Locey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.99

    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...

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

    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$ 26.38

    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$ 15.99

    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$ 10.99

    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 with... more...

  • Recollections of the Young Proustby P.F. Prestwich

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    In 1896 a young girl called Marie Nordlinger arrived in Paris from Manchester to study painting. Her cousin, Reynaldo Hahn, was becoming known as a composer and performer whose songs were sung in many European drawing-rooms. His close friend Marcel Proust was an aspiring novelist and student of law and philosophy. Their friendship was based on a passion... more...

  • Claude Simonby Celia Britton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist... more...