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- 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 Mirbeaus name, this study argues... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey dAurevilly (1808 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey dAurevilly. On a souvent dit de lunivers de Barbey quil est saturé de violence. Jusquici, cependant, on navait jamais mis... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 88.20
Genèses flaubertiennes emprunte la voie déjà tracée par Flaubert topographe (1997) et La Production du descriptif (2002) dÉric Le Calvez et aborde la genèse de luvre de Flaubert avec des questions qui relèvent de la théorie de la production textuelle. Le premier axe choisi examine des fragments... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 34.00
Traditional scholarship on French liberalism has frequently proceeded by defining the core issues and telling a story of their emergence and development. This book takes a different approach: rather than beginning with an a priori definition of liberalism, it focuses on the political thought of Benjamin Constant and Germaine de Staël, the first... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 54.00
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...
- University of Delaware Press 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...
- 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 dominance... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...