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  • Remembering French Algeriaby Amy L. Hubbell

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Colonized by the French in 1830, Algeria was an important French settler colony that, unlike its neighbors, endured a lengthy and brutal war for independence from 1954 to 1962. The nearly one million Pieds-Noirs (literally ?black-feet?) were former French citizens of Algeria who suffered a traumatic departure from their homes and discrimination upon... more...

  • Praises & Offensesby Aída Cartagena Portalatin; Angela Hernández Núñez; Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo; Judith Kerman

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Three feminist, social activist Dominican poets speak for the disenfranchised against a background of Caribbean history. 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...

  • Extravagance and Three Other Playsby Dacia Maraini; James R. Schwarten

    John Cabot University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book is a collection of four theatrical works around such themes as distress, exclusion, tragedy, and society?s expectations of women. It is particularly suitable for students of Italian language, gender studies, and modern Italian literature and theater. more...

  • Handbook of Latin American Literature (Routledge Revivals)by David William Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    First published in 1987 (this second edition in 1992), the Handbook of Latin American Literature offers readers the opportunity to explore this literary history in the English Language and constitutes an ideological approach to Latin American Literature. It provides both concise information concerning particular authors, works, and literary traditions... more...

  • Gewaltgenuss, Zorn und Gelächterby Claudia Ansorge; Cora Dietl; Titus Knäpper

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Gewalt und die Eskalation von Gewalt werden oft von Emotionalisierung und Leidenschaft begleitet. Gewalt wird durch Emotionen vorbereitet, vorangetrieben und inszeniert und erweckt ihrerseits Emotionen, die zu Kontrollverlust und im Fall von kollektiv verübter Gewalt zu einer Intensivierung des Gemeinschaftsgefühls führen können. In literarischen und... more...

  • Das (zweite) andere Geschlecht ? der Diskurs ?Frau? im Wandelby Sophie Beese

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 42.94

    'Das andere Geschlecht' von Simone de Beauvoir gilt als Klassiker der feministischen Literatur und sorgte nach seiner Veröffentlichung im Frankreich der späten 1940er-Jahre für einen Skandal. Wie jedoch wird der Themenkomplex der Geschlechterdifferenz, am Beispiel Mutterschaft verdeutlicht, in den deutschsprachigen Erst- und Neuübersetzungen aus den... 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...

  • Jacques Poulinby Pierre Hébert

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1997; US$ 9.99

    Les romans de Jacques Poulin sondent un très petit nombre de questions essentiels : quelle influence exerce sur nous notre enfance ? comment vivre avec l?agressivité qui existe en nous-mêmes et chez les autres ? comment équilibre intérieurement la partie féminine et masculine de notre être ? Enfin, cette interrogation récursive qui recueille toutes... more...