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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Baudelaire in Chainsby Frank Hilton

    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...

  • Madame Bovaryby Rosemary Lloyd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Madame Bovary ranks among the world?s most famous and widely read novels, and has inspired numerous critical theories. First published in 1987, this study draws on both twentieth-century and traditional critical views to provide both students and scholars with a fresh analysis of the novel: its narrative techniques, social background, and underlying... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaireby Rosemary Lloyd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

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

  • The Shock of the Ancientby Larry F. Norman

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...