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  • 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...

  • Writing against Deatby Susan Bainbrigge

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 70.00

    Much has been written on Simone de Beauvoir, one of France’s leading intellectual figures of the 20th century. The sheer volume of her autobiographical writings testifies to her indefatigable questioning of the nature of existence and her personal and public engagement in the world over the best part of a century. This study aims to re-evaluate... more...

  • Samuel Beckett’s Endgameby Mark S. Byron

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00

    This collection of essays – the first volume in the Dialogue series – brings together new and experienced scholars to present innovative critical approaches to Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame . These essays broach a broad range of topics, many of which are inherently controversial and have generated significant levels of debate in the... more...

  • Henri Michauxby Nina Parish

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    Henri Michaux is both a recognised poet and visual artist, arguably one of the greatest ‘double artists’ of the twentieth century. This book presents the first detailed examination of a particular interdisciplinary aspect of his production, namely, the innovative experimentation with signs contained in four works: Mouvements, Par la voie... more...

  • Ces forces obscures de l’âmeby Christine Margerrison

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 100.80

    This is the first major investigation of Camus’s prose fiction to explore the developing presentation of women, from the author’s earliest writings to his last, unfinished novel. Avoiding the traditional relegation of this subject to an emotional or private sphere, it traces Camus’s intellectual development in order to demonstrate the... more...

  • Georges Bataille, à l’extrémité fuyante de la poésieby Sylvain Santi

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 102.20

    A l’heure où l’œuvre de Georges Bataille a acquis une nouvelle dimension avec la publication de ses romans et de ses récits dans la Pléiade, il est temps de reconnaître toute son importance au mot de poésie qui, dans son œuvre, éclaire le mieux le rapport complexe que cet auteur entretint avec la littérature,... more...

  • Proust et Flaubertby Mireille Naturel

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 135.80

    En 1908, écrire « un essai sur Ste-Beuve et Flaubert » fait partie des projets de Proust. Certes, il y aura l’article de la NRF , en 1920, « À propos du “style” de Flaubert », mais l'essai annoncé ne verra jamais le jour. Proust aurait-il oublié son auteur de prédilection, celui qu'il... more...

  • Poetic Illuminationby Rosemary Lancaster

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 73.00

    In 1980 an exhibition of the Illuminated Manuscripts of René Char held in Paris took the artistic and literary worlds by surprise. It featured illustrations by twenty-eight artists of an array of Char’s hand-written poems. Char’s artistic associations, sp more...

  • Simone de Beauvoirby Ursula Tidd

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Following its publication in 1949, The Second Sex quickly became one of the fundamental works of feminist thought. In it, Simone de Beauvoir (1908?86) offered up a statement that has informed nearly all feminist and gender scholarship that has followed, ? more...