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  • Honorable Picnicby Raucat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

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  • 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 Drawing on Mauriac’s unpublished cahiers de jeunesse, Paul Cooke challenges...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...

  • Recollections of the Young Proustby P.F. Prestwich

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Approaching Disappearanceby Anne McConnell

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Maurice Blanchot (1907?2003), one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a wide variety of essays and fictions that reflect on the complexities of literary work. His description of writing continually returns to a number of themes, such as solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence?forces confronting... 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...

  • Reading Paul Valéryby Paul Gifford; Brian Stimpson

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    Originally published in 1999, this was the first comprehensive account of the work of the French modernist writer Paul Valéry. 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...

  • On Readingby Marcel Proust; John Ruskin; Eric Karpeles; Damion Searls

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort. The only books that we truly absorb are those we read with real appetite, after having worked hard... more...