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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36
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...
- 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...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99
This script tells a story about a war that took place long ago between the Greeks and the Trojans. It is said that the war began when the Trojans kidnapped Helen, the queen of the great Greek state, Sparta. The effort to get her back caused one of the greatest wars in history that lasted over a decade. Find out how it ended and who was behind the master... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99
This original reading of Albert Camus' novels, short stories, and political essays concentrates on Camus' conflicted relationship with his Algerian background and finds important critical insights into issues of justice, the effects of colonial oppression, and the deadly cycle of terrorism and counterterrorism that characterized the Algerian War... more...