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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56
Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess enthusiast, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was one of the French belle époque's most compelling literary figures. During his lifetime, Roussel's work was vociferously championed by the surrealists, but never achieved the widespread acclaim for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is undoubtedly Roussel's... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
During the eighteenth-century, at a time when secular and religious authors in France were questioning women?s efforts to read, a new literary genre emerged: conduct books written specifically for girls and unmarried young women. In this carefully researched and thoughtfully argued book, Professor Nadine Bérenguier shares an in-depth analysis of this... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00
Jean Genet. Une écriture des perversions est la première étude consacrée entièrement au sujet de la perversion dans l??uvre de Jean Genet (1910-1986). Ce sujet ? primordial pour Genet ? est ici analysé selon trois perspectives à la fois distinctes et profondément liées: les perversions morales, les perversions sexuelles et les perversions textuelles. Voleur,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95
Alfred Jarry?s (1873?1907) creation of the monster-tyrant Ubu in his play Ubu Roi was a watershed in theater history and brought him instant notoriety following its Paris premiere in 1896. In this concise, critical biography, Jill Fell explores this and the many achievements that this multi-talented and influential writer and playwright crammed... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00
This is the first book to explore the broad political significance of Genet's performance practice by focusing on his radical experiments, polemical subjects and formal innovations in theatre, film and dance. Its new approach brings together the diverse aspects of Genet's work through essays by international scholars and interviews. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00
Known for her far-reaching examinations of psychoanalysis, literature, and politics, Jacqueline Rose has in recent years turned her attention to the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of the most enduring and apparently intractable conflicts of our time. In Proust among the Nations , she takes the development of her thought on this crisis a stage... more...