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  • Claude Simonby Jean H. Duffy; Alastair Duncan

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon’s fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel Le Jardin des Plantes (1997). From a variety of perspectives – postmodernist,... 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 Fey

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Georges Perec ou le dialogue des genresby Michel Sirvent

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40

    Après une introduction synthétique offrant une vue d'ensemble de l'œuvre de Georges Perec et de sa réception critique, le livre met en lumière la diversité des genres, des registres et des stratégies d'écriture pratiqués par l'auteur de La Vie mode d'emploi . L'enjeu dépasse... more...

  • Provisionality and the Poemby Emma Wagstaff

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 67.20

    Much poetic writing in France in the post-1945 period is set in an elemental landscape and expressed through an impersonal poetic voice. It is therefore often seen as primarily spatial and cut off from human concerns. This study of three poets, André du Bouchet, Philippe Jaccottet and Bernard Noël, who have not been compared before, argues... more...