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  • 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...

  • Sculptor's Daughterby Tove Jansson; Ali Smith; Kingsley Hart

    Sort Of Books 2013; US$ 5.82

    Tove Jansson's ?rst book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Presented with images from her family archive, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. Tove Jansson (1914?2001)... more...

  • The Godolphin Arabianby Eugene Sue; De Alex Jonge

    Derrydale Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    Here now is Alex de Jonge's immensely readable translation of the original tale ? an imaginative mixture of fact and legend recreating the life of the Godolphin Arabian and his constant companion, Grimalkin the cat. more...

  • LARB Digital Edition: Film and the Art of Adaptationby Merve Emre

    Los Angeles Review of Books 2013; US$ 2.99

    More so than any other art form, film relies on collaboration. The essays in this collection, Film and the Art of Adaptation,? consider a range of contemporary films inspired by celebrated works of American literature, including Baz Luhrmann's spectacular take on The Great Gatsby and James Franco's faithful transposition of As I Lay Dying. Ruth Yeazell... more...

  • Marriage Fictions in Old French Secular Narratives, 1170-1250by Keith Nickolaus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Nickolaus provides the readers with a concise critical discussion of the "courtly love" debate, broad historical and comparative analysis, and a model that explains, at the level of plot, rhetoric, and ideology, the proper place of amorous motifs in the context of prevailing Christian doctrines and attitudes. more...

  • Jules Verne's Scotlandby Ian Thompson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This book also... more...

  • Mon Coeur Pleure D'Autrefoisby Gregoire Le Roy; Richard Bales

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Gregoire Le Roy was at school in Ghent with Maeterlinck and Van Leberghe, and grew up in the same atmosphere of intellectual ferment. His first collection of published verse just pre-dates Maeterlinck's Serres chaudes. His fin-de-siecle poetry was highly considered at the time of its first appearance, and was widely published in reviews. He treats... more...

  • Baudelaire In Chainsby Frank Hilton

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11

    It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies... more...

  • Place of Her Ownby Janet Fisher

    TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99

    After the man she defied her parents to marry died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place. more...