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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95
Making use of new and original material based on first-hand sources, this book interrogates the vogue for collecting, discussing, depicting and putting to political and cultural use Roman antiquities in the French Renaissance. It surveys a range of activity from the labours of collectors and patrons to royal entries, considers attacks on the craze... more...
- University of Delaware 2011; US$ 84.99
The century of political, religious and cultural turmoil that shook France after the sudden death of Francis I in 1547 was also a period of intense literary nation-building. This study shows how canonical authors contributed to the creation of the French as an imaginary community and argues that early modern literary texts also provide venues for an... more...
- Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 16.95
This concise biography of Stéphane Mallarmé (1842?98) blends an account of the poet?s life with a detailed analysis of his evolving poetic theory and practice. ?A poet on this earth must be uniquely a poet,? he declared at the age of twenty-two?but wh more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 40.00
The cultural battle known as the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public controversies of early modern Europe, the Quarrel has most often been depicted as pitting antiquarian conservatives against the insurgent critics of established... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2003; US$ 13.99
An acclaimed and most unusual biography of Baudelaire, showing him ensnared by his passions for poetry, prostitutes, and drugs. A crucial link between romanticism and modernism, Charles Baudelaire is a pivotal figure in European literature and thought. His influence on modern poetry is immense. In the English language, where his literary reputation... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary critical theory in an effort to gauge the specifics of textual conformity and resistance to norms. This book emphasizes the central importance... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00
The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. Seeing Double reconsiders this iconic literary figure and his fraught relationship with the nineteenth-century world by examining the way in which he viewed the increasing... more...