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  • 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...

  • Sartreby Christina Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Transformations of Godotby Frederick Busi

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, Lucky -- the bizarre names stand out strangely against the bare-bones landscape of Waiting for Godot . In an intriguing new study of one of the most haunting plays of this century, Frederick Busi shows that these names serve important dramatic functions, reinforcing the changing roles assumed by the mysterious characters in their... more...

  • The Festive Play of Fernando Arrabalby Luis Oscar Arata

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Along with Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, Fernando Arrabal is a major exponent of the Theater of the Absurd. In this study Arrabal's plays are seen as a contemporary expression of a festive form of theater that flourished during the Middle Ages and that had its roots in the drama of Aeschylus and Aristophanes. With this view of Arrabal's work,... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of the Selfby John M. Dunaway

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    American writer Julien Green's (1900--1998) origins, artistic motivation, and identity was a source of mystery and confusion even for those that most fêted him. The first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française, Green authored several novels ( The Dark Journey, The Closed Garden, Moira, Each Man in His Darkness, and the Dixie... more...

  • Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 2by Paul Valéry; H. Corke

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Includes some of Valéry's finest strokes of imagination, Broken Stories ; some of his wittiest observations, Mixtures, Poems in the Rough ; and even two of his great poems, Parables and The Angel ?all written in the form of prose. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again... more...

  • Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 1by Paul Valéry; James R. Lawler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00

    Poems ranging from "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetière marin" to occasional and light verse written as letters to friends, dedications in books, and inscriptions on ladies' fans demonstrate the wide scope of Valéry's lyric preoccupation. The bilingual edition, with David Paul's English translations facing the French texts, includes the autobiographical... more...

  • Une Étude Des Derniers Poèmes De Saint-John Perse, Lauréat Du Prix Nobel / A Study of the Later Poems of the Nobel Prize Winning Poet, Saint-John Perseby Victor Kocay

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 199.95

    In addition to analyzing Perse’s later poems, this work also gives an account of Perse’s personal understanding of poetry. The analyses follow the poems closely, strophe by strophe, section by section, from the first of these poems Chronique, to the last published poems in the Mediterranean Cycle, Sécheresse and underscores the main... more...

  • The Importance of Being Alfred (NHB Modern Plays)by Louise Welch

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 4.36

    Twenty-three years after his affair with Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas enters a conspiracy with a prominent homophobe… This play was first staged at Oran Mor, Glasgow in 2005. more...

  • The Angel and the Pervertsby Lucie Delarue-Mardrus; Anna Livia

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    Set in the lesbian and gay circles of Paris in the 1920s, The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of a hermaphrodite born to upper class parents in Normandy and ignorant of his/her physical difference. As an adult, s/he lives a double life as Marion/Mario, passing undetected as a lesbian in the literary salons of the times, and as a gay man in... more...