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  • Flirting with Frenchby William Alexander

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    ?A delightful and courageous tale and a romping good read. Voila! ? ?Mark Greenside, author of I?ll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do) William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French. There?s one small obstacle though: he doesn?t speak la langue française. In Flirting with French, Alexander sets out to conquer... more...

  • Colloquial Frenchby Valérie Demouy; Alan Moys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

     COLLOQUIAL FRENCH is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken French. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL FRENCH your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...

  • Colloquial French 2by Elspeth Broady

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    Do you know French already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to France, need to brush up your French for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial French 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial French 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study, and... more...

  • The Farm to Table French Phrasebookby Victoria Mas

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    DINE, DRINK, CONVERSE, INDULGE À LA FRANÇAISE Whether you?re spending a semester in Paris, vacationing in the Riviera, dining at a local bistro or mastering the French culinary art in your own kitchen, The Farm to Table French Phrasebook opens a bountiful world of food that you won?t find in any textbook or classroom. •Navigate produce markets,... more...

  • L?Humain et l?Animal dans la France médiévale (XIIe-XVe s.)by Irène Fabry-Tehranchi; Anna Russakoff

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 63.00

    Ce recueil explore les relations mouvantes entre hommes et animaux, aussi bien réels que fantastiques, dans la France médiévale, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire. Les auteurs examinent la façon dont le rapport humain-animal a été imaginé, défini et remodelé dans la pensée, la culture et la production artistique du Moyen Age. La distinction entre... more...

  • Divine and Poetic Freedom in the Renaissanceby Ullrich Langer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The closely related problems of creativity and freedom have long been seen as emblematic of the Renaissance. Ullrich Langer, however, argues that French and Italian Renaissance literature can be profitably reconceived in terms of the way these problems are treated in late medieval scholasticism in general and nominalist theology in particular. Looking... more...

  • Into the Breachby Thomas Trezise

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Arguing that Beckett's understanding of subjectivity cannot be reduced to that of phenomenology or existential humanism, Thomas Trezise offers a major reinterpretation of Beckett in light of Freud and such post-modernists as Bataille, Blanchot, and Derrida. Through extended comparisons of Beckett's trilogy of novels with the writings of these thinkers,... more...

  • Paul Valery's "Album des Vers Anciens"by Suzanne Nash

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Questioning the view that the work is not representative of the poet's mature accomplishment, Suzanne Nash argues that the revisionary process involved in its creation led Valery to reflect on problems fundamental to poetic production and thus provided inspiration for all his later poetry. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • The Smile of Truthby Annette H. Tomarken

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    To teach the truth smilingly was, during the Renaissance, a frequently expressed goal among prose writers and poets such as Erasmus, Berni, Ronsard, Rabelais, and du Bellay, who adopted an ironic posture within their mock encomia in order to refer the reader beyond the realm of the literary structure. In this book Annette Tomarken reconstructs the... more...