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  • New Impressions of Africaby Raymond Roussel; Mark Ford

    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...

  • Jean Genetby Geir Uvsløkk

    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...

  • Alfred Jarryby Jill Fell

    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...

  • Paris Noirby Jacques Yonnet; Christine Donougher

    Dedalus 2011; US$ 15.99

    The darker side of the Parisian Left Bank in the 1940s , with supernatural elements. more...

  • Jean Genet: Performance and Politicsby Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery; Professor Maria Shevtsova

    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...

  • The Self-Dismembered Manby Guillaume Apollinaire; Donald Revell

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    First substantial translation of Apollinaire?s later works by an award-winning poet. more...

  • Alcoolsby Guillaume Apollinaire; Donald Revell

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    A new translation of this complex and beautiful poetry. more...

  • Proust among the Nationsby Jacqueline Rose

    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...

  • The Trojan Horseby Lisa Greathouse

    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...

  • Albert Camus the Algerianby David Carroll

    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...