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  • Female Intimacies in Seventeenth-Century French Literatureby Marianne Legault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Examining literary discourses on female intimacy in seventeenth-century France, this study explores the effect of a homosocial and homopriviledged heritage on the deployment and constructions of female friendship and homoerotic relationships as thematic narratives in works by male and female writers. It reveals a new literary genealogy of female intimate... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaireby Rosemary Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    A comprehensive and stimulating guide to the extraordinary poet, his work, and his influence on modern literature. more...

  • Counterfeit Capitalby Jennifer Bajorek

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Counterfeit Capital is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx and arguing for the renewed relevance of their work to contemporary thinking about the place of aesthetic and cultural experience in social and political life. more...

  • La convergence des styles en art et littérature dans La Légende d’Ulenspiegeby Fredrick Wayne Adams

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95

    This study analyzes certain paintings by Bruegel and texts from the Légende d’Ulenspiegel to establish the thematic convergence of the two artists’ works in their perception of sixteenth-century Flanders. De Coster and Bruegel equally celebrate the wonder of nature depicting Flemish scenes of customs and habits. In addition, the two... more...

  • Baudelaire in Chinaby Gloria Bien

    University of Delaware 2012; US$ 89.99

    The book examines the reception of Baudelaire in China by translators, critics, scholars, and individual writers. It reveals not only the protean qualities of Baudelaire?s work, but developments and trends in Chinese poetry, literary history, and criticism, as well as political and historical context throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first... more...

  • Roman Antiquities in Renaissance France, 1515–65by Richard Cooper

    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...

  • Figurations of Franceby Marcus Keller

    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...

  • Dispositioby Paul J. Smith

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Drawing on the classical concept of rhetorical dispositio, this study gives interpretations of a number of literary texts of the French Renaissance (Rabelais, Du Bellay, Montaigne and others). more...

  • Stéphane Mallarméby Roger Pearson

    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...

  • 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...