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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary: A Reference Guideby Laurence Porter; Eugene Gray

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 77.00

    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 informing... more...

  • Rimbaudby Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud; Wallace Fowlie; Seth Whidden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious youth who wrote some of the most remarkable prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, all before leaving the world of verse by the age of twenty-one. More than a century after his death, the young rebel-poet continues to appeal to modern... more...

  • One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaineby Paul Verlaine; Norman R. Shapiro

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    French poet Paul Verlaine, a major representative of the Symbolist Movement during the latter half of the nineteenth century, was one of the most gifted and prolific poets of his time. Norman Shapiro's superb translations display Verlaine's ability to transform into timeless verse the essence of everyday life and make evident the reasons for his renown... more...

  • La clef des Illuminationsby Paul Claes

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 100.80

    Cette étude propose une interprétation inédite ainsi qu’un commentaire détaillé des Illuminations , texte qui défie depuis plus d’un siècle l’ingéniosité des spécialistes de Rimbaud. À l’encontre du parti pris des exégètes actuels qui préconisent une approche... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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...