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  • 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...

  • Camino trans-andinoby José Hernández

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    José Hernández, autor del Martin Fierro, hace públicas sus notas acerca de la exploración de los Andes con el propósito de construir un ferrocarril que una a Chile y Argentina.   Biographische Informationen José Hernández (1834-1886). Argentina. Nació el 10 de noviembre de 1834. Educado en el Liceo de San Telmo, en 1846 su padre lo llevó al... more...

  • Les lieux d'oubli de la Francophonieby Danielle Dumontet; Véronique Porra; Kerstin Kloster; Thorsten Schüller

    Georg Olms Verlag 2015; US$ 23.85

    Les contributions rassemblées dans ce volume sont issues d'un colloque international qui s'est tenu en décembre 2008 au Département d'Études romanes de l'Université Gutenberg de Mayence (Allemagne). Il s'agissait alors, pour les participants, de s'interroger sur la validité des concepts de mémoire et d'oubli ainsi que sur les rapports complexes qu'ils... more...

  • Geschwindigkeitby Saint-Pol-Roux; Joachim Schultz; Aurel Schmidt

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2014; US$ 9.53

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  • Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proustby Janell Watson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    A study of the significance of curiosities and collecting in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature. more...

  • Benito Perez Galdos and the Creative Processby Walter T. Pattison

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Most critics would rank Benito Perez Galdos second only to Cervantes among the great novelists of Spain. However, in spite of the esteem in which he is generally held, Galdos has been the subject of relatively few scholarly studies. Professor Pattison, by more...