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- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80
Stories of violence such as the account in Genesis of Cains jealousy and murder of Abel have been with us since the time of the earliest recorded texts. Undeniably, the scourge of violence fascinates, confounds, and saddens. What are its uses in literature its appeal, forms, and consequences? Anchored by Alice Kaplans... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40
The steady development of queer theory over the last two decades has provided useful analytical tools and the will to dismiss the watchdog of heteronormativity. Modes of reading have evolved, as this volume of FLS amply attests. Following Bill Edmistons introduction to the volume a concise and informative history of queer theory ... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
Travel narratives were the principal source of knowledge about the lands of the Near East and the Indian Ocean Basin in 17th-century France. Claiming the authority of first-hand observation, they paradoxically rely for their legitimization on the tropes of an established literary tradition. The status of these texts remained ambiguous, not least because... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 88.20
This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée , such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon.... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1990; US$ 21.00
Beau Sauvage - Le Jardin des Oliviers - Cendrouillonne - Tit-l'Ourson - Le Prince des dorés - La Belle et la Bête - Les Trois Grues - Le Ruban vert - Le Cheval Bavard - Poilue - L'Eau de la Fontaine de vue - La Tourtonne - Rosalie ou L'Assiette d'or - Tit-Jean et les cachettes - Le Cheval Fallada - Grand Jack - Tit-Page et... more...
- University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 79.99
A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chrétien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 41.00
This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...