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- Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 23.95
A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical ?difference?) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview... more...
- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 41.99
A fascinating study of English words and phrases in A la recherche du temps perdu, dealing both with the social comedy of French 'Anglomania' - characters who yearn to resemble 'un parfait gentleman' or invite each other to 'le five-o'clock tea' - and with Proust's profound understanding of the necessary 'impurity' of all languages and artistic creation.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60
The apparent self-sufficiency of joie de vivre means that, despite the widespread use of the phrase since the late nineteenth century, the concept has rarely been explored critically. Joie de vivre does not readily surrender itself to examination, for it is in a sense too busy being what it is. However, as the essays in this collection reveal, joie... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 65.00
Modernity has long been equated with motion, travel, and change, from Marxs critical diagnoses of economic instability to the Futurists glorification of speed. Likewise, metaphors of travel serve widely in discussions of empire, cultural contact, translation, and globalization, from Deleuzes nomadology to James Cliffords... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 82.99
This book is the first literary study to examine how France has failed to come to terms with the end of its empire, and is now haunted by the legacy of its colonial relationship with North Africa. It examines the form assumed by the ghosts of the past in fiction from a range of genres (travel writing, detective fiction, life writing, historical fiction,... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.99
An NYRB Classics Original Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne?s best reader?a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne?s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare?s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne?though how extensively... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
In The Plausible World , the intersections of literature and cartography enable readers to understand that place is anything but purely geographic: a plausible world is created as a strategy to fill the void. Innovative in his approach, Westphal challenges the view that perceptions and representations of space are stable or straightforward. more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.00
Renowned poet Charles Baudelaire played a significant role in introducing Edgar Allan Poe to French readers by publishing widely read criticisms and translations of Poe's writings. The two writers shared an appreciation for the exotic, a taste for morbid subjects, and a devotion to artistic purity. Baudelaire immersed himself in the study of English... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "C'est la troisième fois que je visite Londres, et je me rends publiquement cette justice que je n'ai jamais franchi le détroit sans me munir d'un parapluie. À Douvres et à Folkestone, la température est encore assez traitable, le soleil égaie même de quelques rares sourires ces deux petits ports qui regardent la France ; mais à Londres...... more...