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- 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...
- Peter Owen Publishers 1998; US$ 11.99
In 1896 Marie Nordlinger arrived in Paris to study painting. Her cousin, Reynaldo Hahn, was becoming known as a composer and his friend Marcel Proust was an aspiring novelist. P.F. Prestwich recounts the relationship between these young people. more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.95
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...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.60
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$ 13.58
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$ 13.60
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...
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 14.06
Shadow lives in the forest... It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires. It even likes to mingle with the dancers... Shadow... It waves with the grasses, curls up at the foot of trees... But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for... 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 12.38
Frank Brunnsen legt mit diesem Literatur kompakt-Band eine konzentrierte Darstellung zu Grass' literarischem und publizistischem Werk vor. Er ordnet seine Schriften biografisch, literarhistorisch und politisch-sozial ein und arbeitet in Interpretationen wichtiger Werke zentrale Themen von Grass heraus. Dazu gehören die Auseinandersetzung mit der nationalsozialistischen... more...
- ATHENA-Verlag 2011; US$ 13.48
Jean Pauls Ästhetik zeigt viele Verbindungen zu der englischen Philosophie des 18. Jahrhunderts, besonders zur Assoziationspsychologie, und nimmt die Ästhetik eines phantastischen Realismus teilweise vorweg. Aus dem assoziativen Schreiben entsteht ein Widerspruch zwischen Empirie und Phantasie, der eine produktive Spannung zwischen Bezeichnendem und... more...