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  • "Wird man von hustensaft wie so ne art bekifft?" Approximationsmarker in romanischen Sprachenby Wiltrud Mihatsch

    Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 102.99

    Vor allem in der gesprochenen Umgangssprache allgegenwärtig, aber äußerst unauffällig sind Approximationsmarker wie z.B. fr. une espèce de, genre, comme, environ, vers und äquivalente Ausdrücke in anderen Sprachen. Diese Marker erlauben es Sprechern, trotz der Begrenztheit des Inventars sprachlicher Ausdrücke mit der unendlichen Komplexität und Menge... more...

  • Les cultures médicinales canadiennesby Ernest Small; Paul M. Catling

    NRC Research Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    Cette publication est un guide de référence exhaustif sur les plantes médicinales importantes indigènes au Canada. Les chapitres portent sur les espèces comme le ginseng, l'échinacée, l'if occidental, l'hydraste du Canada, le carcaran, l'hamamélis et le varech. more...

  • Transfigurations of the Maghrebby Winifred Woodhull

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Through readings of some of the best-known texts in Algerian literature in French, Woodhull both challenges the separation between French and Francophone literatures and cultures in the academy and explores the ways in which ?femininity? has been represented in the texts of North African and French writers since the mid-1950s. more...

  • Reading Proustby Maria Paganini; Kathryn Milun; Caren Litherland

    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...

  • From Cannibals to Radicalsby Roger Célestin

    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...

  • Pardon My Frenchby Charles Timoney

    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...

  • Emilie Du Chateletby Judith P. Zinsser

    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...

  • Fuzzy Fictionby Jean-Louis Hippolyte

    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...

  • Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophesby Martin J. S. Rudwick

    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...

  • The Story of Saphoby Madeleine de Scudery; Karen Newman

    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...