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  • Selected Poemsby Victor Hugo; Brooks Haxton

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 16.00

    For most of his life, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was the most famous writer in the world. His legacy includes the nineteenth century's most celebrated works of drama, fiction, memoir, and criticism. But in his day Hugo was know foremost as a poet-indeed the greatest French poet of the age. He wrote with passion about history, erotic experience, familial... more...

  • The Count of Monte Cristoby Alexandre Dumas; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 8.99

    The young sailor Edmond Dant--egrave--;s is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Ch--acirc--;teau d'If. His daring escape, recovery of Monte Cristo's fabulous treasure, and revenge on his enemies make this one of the great thrillers of all time. This is a newly revised, unabridged translation. - ;'people... more...

  • Collected Poems and Other Verseby Stéphane Mallarmé; E.H. Blackmore; Elizabeth McCombie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    St--eacute--;phane Mallarm--eacute--; was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. This is the fullest collection of Mallarm--eacute--;'s poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Po--eacute--;sies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. It includes all... more...

  • Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Ironyby Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 109.99

    This is a study of the 19th-century French poet, Tristan Corbi--egrave--;re. Using close textual readings from Les Amours jaunes, the only collection published in Corbi--egrave--;re's lifetime, it examines his self-contradictory style. Corbi--egrave--;re's use of irony is shown to be a means of exploring the doubts of modern man and the spiritual... more...

  • Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovaryby Laurence M. Porter; Eugene F. Gray

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 98.00

    This comprehensive reference begins with an introductory chapter that overviews Flaubert's life and career. A detailed summary of the novel's plot is followed by a close examination of the novel's genesis, its publication history, and the merits of various editions and translations. Later chapters discuss the social and cultural contexts... more...

  • The Poetics of Literary Transfer in Early Modern France and Englandby Hassan Melehy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Examining both familiar and underappreciated early modern texts, Hassan Melehy foregrounds the relationships that four writers-Joachim Du Bellay, Edmund Spenser, Michel de Montaigne, and William Shakespeare -conceived with both their classical and modern predecessors. Melehy sheds new light on pertinent issues in early modern studies, including translation,... more...

  • Madame Bovary at the Moviesby Mary Donaldson-Evans

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 61.60

    Some eighteen film directors from France to the United States, Germany to India, have applied themselves to the task of adapting Madame Bovary to the screen. Why has Flaubert’s 1857 classic novel been so popular with filmmakers? What challenges have they had to meet? What ideologies do their adaptations serve? Madame Bovary at the Movies seeks... more...

  • L’écriture hospitalièreby Cecile Matthey

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 64.40

    L’Ecriture hospitalière porte sur la pratique intertextuelle des Trois Contes de Flaubert. C’est en particulier La Légende de saint Julien l’Hospitalier qui autorise cette investigation : plus qu’aucune autre œuvre de Flaubert en effet, ce conte obéit à une logique citationnelle. Le conte sacrifie l’originalité... more...

  • The Nothing Machineby Robert Ziegler

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 70.00

    In an era when reality was aestheticized as collectibles, Octave Mirbeau unleashed his fiction like a destructive machine, setting fire to stale material and discredited ideologies, burning them as fuel and expelling texts as clean emissions. In this first English-language overview of all the novels published under Mirbeau’s name, this study argues... more...

  • Prophètes, sorciers, rumeursby Helene Celdran Johannessen

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00

    Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly (1808 – 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey d’Aurevilly. On a souvent dit de l’univers de Barbey qu’il est saturé de violence. Jusqu’ici, cependant, on n’avait jamais mis... more...