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  • 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...

  • Crossing the Mangroveby Maryse Conde

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In this beautifully crafted, Rashomon-like novel, Maryse Conde has written a gripping story imbued with all the nuances and traditions of Caribbean culture. Francis Sancher--a handsome outsider, loved by some and reviled by others--is found dead, face down in the mud on a path outside Riviere au Sel, a small village in Guadeloupe.  None of the villagers... more...

  • The Quebec Anthologyby Matt Cohen; Wayne Grady

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    The Quebec Anthology: 1830-1990 provides a complete overview of the Quebec short story from its beginnings to the 1990s and offers a unique opportunity for English readers to discover the essence of this fascinating literature. In addition, a detailed biography of each author and an assessment of each story's place in the larger canvas of Quebec... more...

  • Les Cultural Studies dans les mondes francophonesby Boulou Ebanda de B'béri

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2010; US$ 16.99

    Depuis trois décennies le monde anglo-saxon a considéré sérieusement les Cultural Studies comme une analyse des pratiques quotidiennes et de la production de sens. Mais la production analytique en français dans cette discipline est restée presque absente. Les mondes francophones ont déjà vécu plusieurs événements qui auraient intéressé les Cultural... more...

  • Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Voteby Ahmadou Kourouma

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Ahmadou Kourouma's remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora - storyteller and king's fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter; he fights mythical beasts, and is a shape-shifter, capable... more...

  • Notebook of Roses and Civilizationby Nicole Brossard; Robert Majzels; Érin Moure

    Coach House Books 2003; US$ 12.99

    The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under a cherry tree, an olive, a shoulder blade in the poems of Nicole Brossard these concrete, quotidian things move languorously through the senses to find a place beyond language. Taken together, they create an audacious new architecture of meaning. Nicole Brossard,... more...

  • World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]by Maureen Ihrie; Salvador Oropesa

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 385.00

    Providing a thorough introduction to Spanish-language literature worldwide and across time is a tall order. However, World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, affording an amazingly comprehensive... more...

  • Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyondby Laura Reeck

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyond explores the Beur/banlieue literary and cultural field from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present. It examines the struggles of author-characters to attain self-identity and a place in the world through writing and authorship and engages this literary theme with a range of socio-cultural challenges... more...

  • Antigüedad y actualidad de Luis Vélez de Guevaraby C. George Peale

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 173.00

    Esta colección de estudios críticos se ha compilado con el propósito de revalorar al genial comediógrafo del siglo XVII, Luis Vélez de Guevara (1579-1644), y, posiblemente, restablecerlo como figura de importancia en la historia del teatro español. more...

  • Aspects of Góngora's 'Soledades'by John R. Beverley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    This study of Góngora?s Soledades is intended to summarize and discuss some of the problems which seemed important for a better understanding of these poems. Special attention is paid to the two opposing ?camps? that developed over time; one mainly focussing on the form and the other on the content of Soledades . In this volume the authors tries... more...