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  • Briefe Juli 1791 bis Juni 1795by Wilhelm von Humboldt; 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. Körner,... more...

  • Introduction to Proustby Derrick Leon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1940, provides an introduction to the life and work of the French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. This book will be of interest to students of literature. 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...

  • The Importance of Being Alfred (NHB Modern Plays)by Louise Welch

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 4.36

    Twenty-three years after his affair with Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas enters a conspiracy with a prominent homophobe… This play was first staged at Oran Mor, Glasgow in 2005. more...

  • Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 2by Paul Valéry; H. Corke

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Includes some of Valéry's finest strokes of imagination, Broken Stories ; some of his wittiest observations, Mixtures, Poems in the Rough ; and even two of his great poems, Parables and The Angel ?all written in the form of prose. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again... more...

  • Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 1by Paul Valéry; James R. Lawler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00

    Poems ranging from "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetière marin" to occasional and light verse written as letters to friends, dedications in books, and inscriptions on ladies' fans demonstrate the wide scope of Valéry's lyric preoccupation. The bilingual edition, with David Paul's English translations facing the French texts, includes the autobiographical... more...

  • On Gide's PROMETHEEby Kurt Weinberg

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Through a careful rendering of the text, deciphering its hidden ironies, Mr. Weinberg sees Prométhée as a modern allegory, a parable wrought of allusions, symbols, and images drawn from classical antiquity and calvinist theology, and a multi-leveled sotie à miroirs . Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • The Transformations of Godotby Frederick Busi

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, Lucky -- the bizarre names stand out strangely against the bare-bones landscape of Waiting for Godot . In an intriguing new study of one of the most haunting plays of this century, Frederick Busi shows that these names serve important dramatic functions, reinforcing the changing roles assumed by the mysterious characters in their... more...

  • The Festive Play of Fernando Arrabalby Luis Oscar Arata

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Along with Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, Fernando Arrabal is a major exponent of the Theater of the Absurd. In this study Arrabal's plays are seen as a contemporary expression of a festive form of theater that flourished during the Middle Ages and that had its roots in the drama of Aeschylus and Aristophanes. With this view of Arrabal's work,... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of the Selfby John M. Dunaway

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    American writer Julien Green's (1900--1998) origins, artistic motivation, and identity was a source of mystery and confusion even for those that most fêted him. The first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française, Green authored several novels ( The Dark Journey, The Closed Garden, Moira, Each Man in His Darkness, and the Dixie... more...