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  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby Marie de France; Edward Gallagher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50

    This edition includes Edward Gallagher's prose translations of The Lays of Marie de France ; a general introduction; a map; commentaries on the lays; two anonymous Breton lays— The Lay of Melion and The Lay of Tyolet ; a glossary of proper names; a glossary of specialized terms; and an appendix of selected texts in the Old French, including... more...

  • Proust And Signsby Gilles Deleuze

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 58.50

    In a remarkable instance of literary and philosophical interpretation, the incomparable Gilles Deleuze reads Marcel Proust?s work as a narrative of an apprenticeship?more precisely, the apprenticeship of a man of letters. Considering the search to be one directed by an experience of signs, in which the protagonist learns to interpret and decode the... more...

  • The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theoryby Hanna Meretoja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory explores the philosophical and historical underpinnings of the postwar crisis and return of storytelling and shows their relevance for the ongoing debate on the significance of narrative for human existence. more...

  • Proust's Englishby Daniel Karlin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 34.99

    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'... more...

  • Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desireby Peter James Turberfield

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 74.20

    Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desire offers an original analysis of patterns of unconscious desire observable in the life and work of the French orientalist writer Pierre Loti. It aims to reconcile attitudes and conduct that have been regarded as contradictory and not amenable to analysis by locating the unconscious urges that motivate them.... more...

  • Joie de vivre in French Literature and Cultureby Susan Harrow; Timothy A. Unwin

    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...

  • Paralysesby John Culbert

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    Modernity has long been equated with motion, travel, and change, from Marx’s 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 Deleuze’s “nomadology” to James Clifford’s... more...

  • Genealogies of the Textby Jeffrey Mehlman

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    This 1995 book is a provocative meditation on literature, ethics, and the experience of the French in World War II. more...

  • Writing Postcolonial Franceby Fiona Barclay

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Peter of Auvergneby Christoph Flüeler; Lidia Lanza; Marco Toste

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Peter of Auvergne (?1304) is one of the most productive and most influential commentators of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Paris. This volume of conference proceedings represents the first examination of his life and work as a whole. A comparison with contemporaneous authors demonstrates that Peter presents a thoroughly distinctive line... more...