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  • The Angel and the Pervertsby Lucie Delarue-Mardrus; Anna Livia

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95

    Set in the lesbian and gay circles of Paris in the 1920s, The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of a hermaphrodite born to upper class parents in Normandy and ignorant of his/her physical difference. As an adult, s/he lives a double life as Marion/Mario, passing undetected as a lesbian in the literary salons of the times, and as a gay man in... more...

  • Georges Batailleby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille?s central ideas ?†the sacred, community and eroticism ?†are explored in detail. Bataille?s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is argued to be of continuing relevance to sociological thought.... more...

  • Wilhelm von Humboldt, Briefe Juli 1791 bis Juni 1795by Philip Mattson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 391.00

    The c. 150 letters document the first 4 years of Humboldt?s marriage, which he began in rural seclusion, before spending his final year in Jena in daily contact with Schiller. Major themes include constitutional theory, Greek studies, and aesthetics, which are discussed in letter to Gentz, F. A. Wolf, C. G. von Brinkman, and C. G. KŲrner,... more...

  • Blanchotby Leslie Hill

    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...

  • The Thirst for Annihilationby Nick Land

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    An important literary and philosophical figure, Georges Bataille has had a significant influence on other French writers, such as Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. The Thirst for Annihilation is the first book in English to respond to Bataille's writings. In no way, though, is Nick Land's book an attempt to appropriate Bataille's writings to a secular... more...

  • Proust, Beckett, and Narrationby James H. Reid

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This is a comprehensive comparison of the narrative techniques of Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett. more...

  • Michel Leirisby SeŠn Hand

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    This is the first full-length study in English of Michel Leiris's work. more...

  • Simone de Beauvoir, Gender and Testimonyby Ursula Tidd

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    A full-length study of Beauvoir's autobiographical and biographical writings in the context of ideas on selfhood. more...

  • Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theoryby Ann Jefferson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    A major study of one of France's most distinguished twentieth-century novelists and theorists, first published in 2000. more...

  • Darkness Movesby Henri Michaux

    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...