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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 68.59
Hauptbeschreibung Die Briefe zwischen Claire Goll, Yvan Goll und Paula Ludwig sind Zeugnisse leidenschaftlicher Liebe, weisen aber auch in Abgründe des Zweifels, der Eifersucht und der Verzweiflung. Zugleich spiegeln sie Leben und Wirken dreier Dichter, die sich in dieser Dreieckskonstellation wechselseitig beeinflussten. Nicht zuletzt rücken die... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 20.65
In de bundel Uren met Henk Broekhuis bundelde Karel van het Reve een veertigtal scherpzinnige columns over evenzovele onuitroeibare gemeenplaatsen van onze tijd. Stellingen als 'Vergelijkingen dienen ter verduidelijking', 'Zwemmen bij eb is gevaarlijker dan bij vloed' en 'Seks en geweld zijn in boeken, films en op de tv alleen geoorloofd... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 15.57
THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION In Sodom and Gomorrah Proust's narrator not only depicts the class tensions of a changing France at the beginning of the twentieth century but also exposes the decadence of aristocratic Parisian society and muses upon the subjects of homosexuality... more...
- 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...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.16
THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION In the two novels - The Captive and The Fugitive - contained in this volume, Proust's narrator is living in his mother's apartment in Paris with his lover, Albertine. However, this is far from an idyllic state of affairs. His obsessive love for her... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.14
THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION In the opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann's jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator's... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.16
THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION Within a Budding Grove describes the first shoots of an astonishing love affair. When Proust's adolescent narrator travels from Paris to the sunny seaside town of Balbec he meets an intriguing set of new acquaintances who provide him with both friendship... more...