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  • 'Germinal' and Zola's Philosophical and Religious Thoughtby Philip Walker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

    Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!"While it is a dramatic novel... more...

  • History in the Text 'Quatrevingt-Treize' and the French Revolutionby Sandy Petrey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    The title of this study ?History in the text? is an oxymoronic phrase, and by this, the main focus of the book is clear immediately. On the other hand, there still remains the question to what extent text and history are comparable. The author of this volume tries to answer this by discussing the famous novel of Victor Hugo Quatrevingt-Treize against... more...

  • The Essential Victor Hugoby Victor Hugo; E. H. Blackmore; A. M. Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    To the English, I am "shocking"...What's more, French, which is disgusting; republican, which is abominable; exiled, which is repulsive; defeated, which is infamous. To top it all off, a poet...'Victor Hugo dominated literary life in France for over half a century, pouring forth novels, poems, plays, and other writings with unflagging... more...

  • The Man in the Iron Mask Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills,... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Charles Baudelaire; Walter Martin

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 13.83

    Rimbaud called him 'le premier voyant, roi des poetes, un vrai dieu', and the history of modern poetry, which begins with him, has borne out that opinion. This is a comprehensive new translation of all Baudelaire's poetry, excluding only the juvenilia, occasional verse and work of doubtful attribution. It includes all the poems published in the first... more...

  • The End of Oulipo?by Lauren Elkin; Scott Esposito

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    As The Oulipo enters its sixth decade, its members, fans and critics are wondering: where can it go from here? more...

  • Voir, croire, savoirby Pierre-Marc de Biasi; Anne Herschberg Pierrot; Barbara Vinken

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s... more...

  • A Season in Hell & Illuminationsby Arthur Rimbaud; Wyatt Mason

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.95

    Translated, edited and with an Introduction by Wyatt Mason ?The definitive translation for our time.? ?Edward Hirsch From Dante?s Inferno to Sartre?s No Exit, writers have been fascinated by visions of damnation. Within that rich literature of suffering, Arthur Rimbaud?s A Season in Hell ?written when the poet was nineteen?provides an astonishing... more...

  • Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century Franceby Nicolas Russell

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard and Michel de Montaigne, it explores several parallel transformations of and challenges to classical and medieval discourses on memory. more...