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  • Batailleby Carolyn Bailey Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    Georges Bataille's powerful writings have fascinated many readers, enmeshed as they are with the themes of sex and death. His emotive discourse of excess, transgression, sacrifice, and the sacred has had a profound and notable influence on thinkers such as Foucault, Derrida and Kristeva. Bataille: Writing the Sacred examines the continuing power... more...

  • Maurice Blanchotby Carolyn Bailey Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This timely collection of essays is the first to be written on the work of Maurice Blanchot in English. One of the finest writers of our time, Blanchot is a contemporary of Bataille and Levinas; his writing has influenced the likes of Derrida and Foucault. Eminent commentators featured here include: Simon Critchley, Paul Davies, Cristopher Fynsk,... more...

  • Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughtsby Robert C. Solomon

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 38.99 US$ 35.09

    In the same spirit as his most recent book, Living With Nietzsche , and his earlier study In the Spirit of Hegel , Robert Solomon turns to the existential thinkers Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, in an attempt to get past the academic and political debates and focus on what is truly interesting and valuable about their philosophies. Solomon makes... more...

  • Nächte der Aufklärungby Alice Staskovà

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 101.28

    The studies offer a comprehensive literary interpretation of the novels Voyage au bout de la nuit by Louis-Ferdinand Céline and Die Schlafwandler by Hermann Broch. Against the background of related subject matter ? the crisis in Europe after the First World War ? and with special reference to the authors? prophetic approach, the novels... more...

  • Henri Michauxby Margaret Rigaud-Drayton

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 144.99 US$ 130.49

    Henri Michaux is widely recognized as a major twentieth-century French poet and painter. Although his fascination with universal languages has attracted critical attention, it has up until now been treated as a marginal concern. This study argues that Michaux's ideas on universal languages are central to an understanding of his works. more...

  • Before Auschwitzby Angela Kershaw

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses Irene Némirovsky?s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between politics and literature; the historical, political,... more...

  • Jean Cocteauby James S. Williams

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 16.95

    Evaluating Cocteau?s career and his fascinating personal life on equal terms, James Williams offers here a groundbreaking analysis that sets them both within highly revealing historical and artistic contexts. more...

  • Marcel Proust et l’imaginairby Maarten Van Buuren

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 49.00

    A la recherche du temps perdu repose sur une théorie de l’imaginaire qui se rapproche de celle des phénoménologues: Husserl, Fink, Sartre. Mais tandis que ceux-ci partent à la recherche de l’essence des choses ( eidos ) et restent dupes d’une vision essentialiste, Proust développe une théorie anti-essentialiste.... more...

  • From Surrealism to Less-Exquisite Cadaversby Michelle Emanuel

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 56.00

    Les nouveaux mystères de Paris (1954-1959), Léo Malet’s fifteen-novel detective series inspired by Eugène Sue’s nineteenth-century feuilleton , almost achieved the goal of setting a mystery in each of the twenty Parisian arrondissements, with Nestor Burma at the center of the action. In Burma, the “détective de choc”... more...

  • Maurice Blanchot et l’art au XXème siècleby Emmanuelle Ravel

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 56.00

    Maurice Blanchot est certainement l’un des plus éminents penseurs et écrivains du vingtième siècle, dont le retrait et la discrétion ont laissé la marque même de son effacement comme événement de l’expérience littéraire. C’est par une démarche de dialogue avec les artistes qui... more...