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- Currency Press 2000; US$ 39.99
Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes civil war, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles will be honoured and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brothers body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95
Blanchot provides a compelling insight into one of the key figures in the development of postmodern thought. Although Blanchot's work is characterised by a fragmentary and complex style, Leslie Hill introduces clearly and accessibly the key themes in his work. He shows how Blanchot questions the very existence of philosophy and literature and how... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 100.80
This is the first major investigation of Camuss prose fiction to explore the developing presentation of women, from the authors earliest writings to his last, unfinished novel. Avoiding the traditional relegation of this subject to an emotional or private sphere, it traces Camuss intellectual development in order to demonstrate the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 21.00
As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman , Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits , which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute?s most accessible and emotionally open work. Written when the... 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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
As one of the outstanding minds of France, the career of George Duhamel reflects the universal range of his interests. A physician turned poet, playwright, novelist, publicist, critic, and world traveler, Duhamel for half a century has sought as a liberal humanist to defend the moral and aesthetic values of Western civilization against the encroachment... more...
- University of California Press 1994; US$ 39.95
Henri Michaux defies common critical definition. Critics have compared his work to such diverse artists as Kafka, Goya, Swift, Klee, and Beckett. Allen Ginsberg called Michaux "genius," and Jorge Luis Borges wrote that Michaux?s work "is without equal in the literature of our time." This anthology contains substantial selections from almost all of... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
In her study of eighteenth-century literature and medical treatises, Mary McAlpin takes up the widespread belief among cultural philosophers of the French Enlightenment that society was gravely endangered by the effects of hyper-civilization. McAlpin's study explores a strong thread in this rhetoric of decline: the belief that premature puberty in... more...