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  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Gladys Thomas; Mary F. Guillemard

    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...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    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...

  • Wendezeitenby Alfred Gall

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 64.89

    <p>Der Band versammelt Beitr&auml;ge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Z&auml;suren bringt eigenst&auml;ndige Deutungsanspr&uuml;che zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder historische Zusammenh&auml;nge... more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; Cyril Scott

    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...

  • La quinta de Florenciaby Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

    Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.76

    En La Quinta de Florencia el duque Alejandro hace casarse a un cortesano con una molinera a la que ha seducido, dándoles, además, una dote generosa.   Biographische Informationen Félix Lope de Vega (Madrid, 1562-1637). España. El que fuera llamado "Fénix de los ingenios españoles", Félix Lope de Vega Carpio, nació en Madrid a finales... more...

  • Enamels and Cameos and Other Poemsby Theophile Gautier; Agnes Lee

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    A creative innovator who boldly traversed traditional boundaries separating different genres and schools, French poet Theophile Gautier was extremely influential, playing a role in shaping the styles of poets from T. S. Elliot to Ezra Pound. In this, his most acclaimed collection of verse, Gautier offers his philosophical ponderings and lyrical musings. more...


    tredition 2014; US$ 11.63

    Trau keinem, der 'dein Bestes' will! Mit einer Provokation wird der Leser in die komplexe Problematik der emotionalen Erpressung eingeführt. Das Buch geht der spannenden Frage nach, warum Menschen ihr immer wieder aufs Neue zum Opfer fallen. Dabei wird die Verkettung zwischen der emotionalen Erpressbarkeit des Erwachsenen und prägenden emotionalen... more...

  • Die Bürgerinitiativeby Wolfgang Ehle

    tredition 2014; US$ 4.65

    Eine BI entsteht häufig dann, wenn die Bürger irgendein Problem drückt, das ihnen von dritter Seite als unausweichlich und als im allgemeinen Interesse hinzunehmend dargestellt wird. Ich bin innerhalb des vergangenen Jahrzehnts mehrfach in Situationen geraten, die das Entstehen von regionalen Protestbewegungen zur Folge hatte. Die durchgängige Erfahrung... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. 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...