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  • Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondanceby Joseph Joubert; Arnaud Joubert; Paul Raynal; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'art est l'habilité réduite en théorie. L'objet de l'art est d'unir la matière aux formes qui sont ce que la nature a de plus vrai, de plus beau et de plus pur. Loin de reléguer les arts dans la classe des superfluités utiles, il faut les mettre au nombre des biens les plus précieux et les plus importants de la société humaine." À PROPOS... more...

  • 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...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Patrick Coleman; Angela Scholar

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    No one can write a man's life except himself.' In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the story of his life, from the formative experience of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from... more...

  • Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café d'Agnès Martin-Lugand (Fiche de lecture)by Sophie Piret; lePetitLittéraire.fr

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    Décryptez Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café d'Agnès Martin-Lugand avec l?analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir des Gens heureux lisent et boivent du café , le succès des librairies 2013 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette ?uvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment... more...

  • Le Premier Jour du reste de ma vie de Virginie Grimaldi (Fiche de lecture)by Ludivine Auneau; lePetitLittéraire.fr

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Décryptez Le Premier Jour du reste de ma vie de Virginie Grimaldi avec l?analyse du PetitLittéraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir du Premier Jour du reste de ma vie , ce roman contemporain ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette ?uvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : ? Un résumé... more...

  • Proust's Englishby Daniel Karlin

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 41.99 US$ 36.11

    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...

  • 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$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    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$ 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...