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  • And the Sea Is Never Fullby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try... more...

  • The Comedies of Machiavelliby Niccolò Machiavelli; David Sices; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.95

    This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli's comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence's The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia . more...

  • An Anthology of Modern French Poetry (1850?1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This anthology is the companion volume to The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry, the aim of which was to give detailed preliminary help with the problems of poetic appreciation. The fourteen poets represented here provide a varied and exciting introduction to what is probably the richest century of French poetry, from 1850 to 1950. Hugo, the colossus... more...

  • Imaginaires métissés en littérature pour la jeunesseby Noëlle Sorin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 18.00

    Le collectif proposé par Noëlle Sorin aborde la problématique du métissage en deux volets, l'un consacré au métissage culturel sous divers aspects, l'autre à l'expression d'une pensée métisse dans l'ouvre de plusieurs auteurs. Les enseignants trouveront en ces pages des suggestions d'ouvres... more...

  • Mobility of Lightby Nicole Brossard; Louise H. Forsyth

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    “On strands of light I am hanging poetry like garlands.” These first words of poetry from Nicole Brossard anticipate the vast body of work she has published in the last four decades. The poems in Mobility of Light were chosen by Louise H. Forsyth to elicit a sense of these whirling garlands and convey the intense energy—physical,... more...

  • What is Québécois Literature?by Rosemary Chapman

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The question ‘What is Québécois literature?’ may seem innocent and answerable, yet Rosemary Chapman's compelling study shows that to answer it is to chart the cultural history of French Canada, to put francophone writing in Canada in postcolonial context and to ask whether literary history, with its focus on the nation, is in... more...

  • The School of Warby Alexandre Najjar; Laurie Wilson

    Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74

    Alexandre Najjar was eight when Lebanon erupted into a bloody and brutal conflict; he was twenty-three when the guns at last fell silent. After seven years of voluntary exile spent trying to escape the nightmare of civil war, he is now back amongst his family and friends, and the past is quickly catching up with him. As he reacquaints himself with... more...

  • Heartlandby Lojo Simon

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    During World War II, the US government confined thousands of Japanese-, German- and Italian-Americans to isolated, fenced and guarded relocation centers known as internment camps. At the same time, it shipped foreign Prisoners of War captured overseas to the US for imprisonment. Heartland reflects on the intersection between these two historic events... more...

  • The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literaturesby K. Martial Frindéthié

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This work explores the limits and prospects of Afro-Caribbean Francophone writers in reshaping or producing action-oriented literature. It shows how Francophone literatures have followed a hegemonic discourse that leaves little room for thinking outside of traditional cultural and ideological conventions. Part One explores the origins of Afro-Caribbean... more...

  • White Inkby Helene Cixous; Susan Sellers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Helene Cixous is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential feminist writers and thinkers. "White Ink" brings together her most revealing interviews, available in English for the first time. Spanning over four decades and including a new interview with the editor Susan Sellers, this collection presents a brilliant, running commentary on... more...