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- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 169.99
Geffrei Gaimar's Estoire des Engleis is the oldest surviving example of historiography in the French vernacular. It was written in Lincolnshire c.1136-37 and is, in large part, an Anglo-Norman verse adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Its narrative covers the period from the sixth century until the death of the Conqueror's son William... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Very loosely based on the life of a French duelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in verse that tells the tale of soldier who is gifted with every imaginable positive attribute -- except that of a handsome appearance. Because of his perceived ugliness (including a disproportionately large nose), Cyrano feels unworthy of the woman he loves... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
From revered, established writers as well as exciting new voices, the poems in Puna Wai Korero offer a broad picture of Maori poetry in English. The voices are many and diverse: confident, angry, traditional, respectful, experimental, despairing, and full of hope, expressing a range of poetic techniques and the full scope of what it is to be Maori.... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95
This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99
This book revisits the philosophy and aesthetic Elsa Morante outlined in her literary writings, essays, articles, reviews, and poetry. Stefania Lucamante presents a fresh outlook at Morante?s work to determine the importance of her work today, to appreciate her theoretical and stylistic legacy, and to understand why and which elements of her work... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 67.67
Hauptbeschreibung <p>Der Band versammelt Beiträge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Zäsuren bringt eigenständige Deutungsansprüche zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder... more...