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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's Wayby François Mauriac

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The thinking and suffering of the author of Remembrance of Things Past are intimately exposed in these letters to Mauriac. 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 Age of the Poetsby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 23.95

    The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger?s famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare the end of what Badiou names the ?age... more...

  • Sade's Sensibilitiesby Kate Parker; Norbert Sclippa; Mladen Kozul; Will McMorran; Natania Meeker; Eliane Robert Moraes; Christopher C. Nagle; John Phillips; Caroline Warman; Courtney Wennerstrom

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Sade?s Sensibilities examines a new and different Sade: one engaged with broader currents of Enlightenment feeling. In this volume, we recapture a historical Sade alongside a contemporary portrait of Sade as the consummate radical of the eighteenth century. 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...