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  • The Marquis de Sadeby John Phillips

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This Very Short Introduction aims to disentangle the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation of the past two hundred years. Phillips examines Sade's life and work: his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness in bringing the body and sex back into philosophy. - ;Were it not for the Marquis... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to French Phrases, 3rd Editionby Gail Stein

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 9.95

    Beyond Bonjour and Adieu! This third edition of The Pocket Idiot's Guide? to French Phrases includes updated information on technology and transportation, shopping, dining, and dealing with emergencies, as well as a brand-new business travel section. Whether they're preparing for a vacation or a business trip, this must-have guide provides readers... more...

  • Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literatureby Elizabeth F. Dahab

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Over the last four decades, the largest French-speaking state in North America, QuZbec, has nested more than a dozen vibrant modes of French expression created by members of the varied cultural communities that have settled there. Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature examines the works of several first-generation Canadian... more...

  • A Victor Hugo Encyclopediaby John Andrew Fey

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 182.00

    Though he wrote more than a century ago, French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885) continues to capture the imagination of contemporary readers both in France and around the world. In the United States, he is best remembered as the author of the novel Les Mis^D'erables (1862), which has been adapted for the stage, and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1831),... more...

  • Racineby Mitchell Greenberg

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    A study of all of the major tragedies of Jean Racine, France’s preeminent dramatist—and, according to many, its greatest and most representative author—Mitchell Greenberg’s work offers an exploration of Racinian tragedy to explain the enigma of the plays’ continued fascination.Greenberg shows how Racine uses myth, in particular... more...

  • Jean Gionoby Colette Trout; Derk Visser

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 44.80

    Grande voix à la fois solitaire, indépendante, libre, et solidaire de ceux et celles qui savaient partager les complexités et les simplicités de sa vision, celle de Jean Giono nous a donné quelques-uns des chefs-d’œuvre de notre modernité : Colline (1929), Que ma joie demeure (1935), Un roi sans divertissement... more...

  • Dialogues avec Jeanne Hyvrardby Helen Vassallo; Cathy Wardle

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 51.80

    L’activité littéraire de Jeanne Hyvrard ne reste plus à présenter : de Les prunes de Cythère, Mère la mort, Les doigts du figuier jusqu’à Canal de la Toussaint, La pensée corps, Cellla, Le fichu écarlate et bien au-delà, la voix de Jeanne Hyvrard, émouvante et ferme, terriblement ancrée... more...

  • François Mauriacby Edward T. Welch

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 56.00

    While François Mauriac’s reputation as a novelist is well established, it is often forgotten that fiction forms only part of his output, and that in the post-war years especially, it was principally his activities as a journalist which kept him in the public eye. His interventions in the key debates of the period helped to consolidate his... more...

  • Sartre's Nauseaby Alistair Rolls; Elizabeth Rechniewski

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 61.60

    Twenty-five years after his death, critics and academics, film-makers and journalists continue to argue over Sartre's legacy. But certain interpretations have congealed around his iconic text Nausea , tending to confine it within the framework provided by the later philosophical work, Being and Nothingness . This volume opens up the text to a range... more...

  • Patrick Chamoiseauby Lorna Milne

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 64.40

    Essayiste accompli et novateur, auteur de contes réjouissants et instructifs, scénariste sensible, journaliste provocateur, Patrick Chamoiseau est d’abord et surtout un romancier hors du commun. Dans ce premier livre voué exclusivement à son œuvre, Lorna Milne se concentre sur la représentation de quatre espaces privilégiés... more...