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  • Short Stories in Frenchby Richard Coward

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; Not Available

    This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. Including stories by Bolanger, Cotnoir, Le Clezio and Germain, this volume gives afascinating insight into French culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool. more...

  • Andreï Makine.by Murielle Lucie Clement

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00

    L’œuvre d’Andreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime d’Olga Arbélina jusqu’à Requiem pour l’Est , La Musique d’une vie et La Vie d’un homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...

  • The Day Roomby Don DeLillo

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.13

    From one of America?s foremost living writers comes a brilliant and disturbing comedy that mixes laughter and terror as it uncovers the boundaries of sanity in all of us. more...

  • Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literatureby Rae Beth Gordon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    In this examination of the role of ornament in nineteenth-century French literature, Rae Beth Gordon shows that ornament, far from being a simple accessory, raises problems that are at the very heart of aesthetic experience: limits and their transgression, illusion and seduction, pleasure and tension, harmony and confusion, excess and marginality.... more...

  • Exemplumby John D. Lyons

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Examples, crucial links between discourse and society's view of reality, have until now been largely neglected in literary criticism. In the first book-length study of the rhetoric of example, John Lyons situates this figure by comparing it with more frequently studied tropes such as metaphor and synecdoche, discusses meanings of the terms example... more...

  • Baudelaire and the English Traditionby Patricia Clements

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.95

    This study of Baudelaire and English modernism observes his protean influence on poets from Swinburne, who wrote the first English review of Les Fleurs du Mai, to T. S. Eliot. Documenting Baudelaire's impact on Swinburne, Pater, Wilde, Arthur Symons, Aldous Huxley, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, D. H. Lawrence, the Imagists, John Middleton Murry, Eliot,... more...

  • Reason and the Loverby John V. Fleming

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This textual and intertextual analysis of the dialogue in Jean de Meun's Roman de la Rose combines specific close readings of texts with a rich theoretical argument to establish Reason's moral primacy in the poem's economy. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Literary Fortificationsby Joan E. Dejean

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    This highly original interpretation of the novel of the French Classical age explores military strategy as a central metaphor in Rousseau's Julie and Emile, Laclos' Les Liaisons dangereuses, and Sade's Les 120 Journees de Sodome. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • The Thematics of Commitmentby Peter Maxwell Cryle

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Viewing thematic writing as the differentiation and elaboration of cultural knowledge, P. M. Cryle applies this new kind of thematics to the commitment" most often mentioned by literary critics in connection with existentialist literature. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to... more...