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- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00
Reading Proust focuses on the specificity of Proustian writing, revealing the patterns of thought and play of words peculiar to Proust's language, and showing how these metamorphose throughout La Recherche du temps perdu. Her work offers a new model for reading fictional prose, one that replaces the critical "why?" with the more practical... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00
In this fascinating analysis, Roger Célestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, Célestin examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00
The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706-1749) was more than a great man's mistress.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 11.99
From getting the best value from the boulangerie to ordering a steak without getting sneered at, an A-to-Z guide to fitting in en Français Englishman Charles Timoney was thrown into French life headfirst twenty-five years ago when he and his wife moved to her native France. He had studied French in school, but his memory of vocabulary lists... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 45.00
Offers an evaluation of the work of contemporary French authors through the lens of the fuzzy set theory of mathematics. Far from forsaking avant-gardism or pandering to the reactionary values of commercial publications, this work argues that fuzzy fiction exceeds and subverts traditional boundaries between the avant-garde and mainstream fiction. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
French zoologist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) helped form and bring credibility to geology and paleontology. Here Martin J. S. Rudwick provides the first modern translation of Cuvier's essential writings on fossils and catastrophes and links these translated texts together with his own insightful narrative and interpretive commentary. "Martin Rudwick... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00
Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607-1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume novels were popular bestsellers in her time, translated almost immediately into English, German, Italian, Spanish, and even Arabic. The Story... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 64.99
Have we entered a historical moment of 'post-feminism'? This volume presents a timely and convincing 'no'. These essays demonstrate that there is a new generation of French women who take up questions of equality and difference from a position distinct from either first or second wave feminism, a position that often attempts to move... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 107.95
Reflecting the profound influence he continues to exert on popular consciousness, Camus examines the complete body of works of French author and philosopher Albert Camus, providing a comprehensive analysis of Camus’ most important works—most notably The Myth of Sisyphus , The Stranger , The Fall , The Plague , and The Rebel —within... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 48.99
C--eacute--;cile De Cat's account of dislocation in French (as in Le chocolat, c'est bon) throws new light on French syntax and prosody, and makes an important and original contribution to the study of linguistic interfaces. It also provides new insights into the acquisition of French as first language. This book will interest scholars and... more...