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  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... more...

  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Denis Florence Mac-Carthy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Life is a Dream is a play about free will and fate. A king imprisons his son who, it is prophesied, will destroy the kingdom. The people believe the son to be dead, but when he is a grown man the king brings him before the public and asks them to chose his fate. The play was written in 1635 and is the most famous work by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon... more...

  • When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?by Saul Frampton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.? ? Montaigne   In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel... more...

  • Proust, l?é Karen Haddad-Wotling; Vincent Ferré

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 43.00

    Proust était fasciné par l?étrange et par l?étranger, qui le lui a bien rendu. Sa notoriété de premier auteur « moderne » est née hors des frontières hexagonales. Son ?uvre a été traduite très tôt. D?ailleurs, puisqu?elle est traduite, nous ne lisons sans doute plus de la même manière le texte français, lui aussi devenu « étrange et étranger ». Peut-on... more...

  • 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...

  • King Kong Theoryby Virginie Despentes; Stephánie Benson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    King Kong Theory is Despentes' candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi , she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape,... more...

  • L' écrivain scéniqueby Michel Vaïs

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25

    Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage. more...

  • The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhoodby Ayo A. Coly

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 82.99

    Gender, Migration, and the Claims of Postcolonial Nationhood in Francophone Africa examines three major migrant women writers from Francophone Africa: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. Coly studies what home means in the context of migration and how gender shapes the meaning of home. This is the first study to bring together migrant women... more...

  • The Libertine's Natureby Lars-Henrik Schmidt

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 49.95


  • Sentimental Narrative and the Social Order in France, 1760?1820by David J. Denby

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    In this detailed study of popular sentimentalist literature of the late eighteenth century, David J. Denby sheds new light on Enlightenment thought and sensibility. more...