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  • Francophone African Poetry and Dramaby Richard J. Gray II

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Scholars examining literature from former French colonies sometimes view it wrongly as simply an outgrowth of colonial literature. By suggesting new ways to understand the multiple voices present, this book explores how Francophone African poetry and theatre in particular, since the 1960s, constitute both an organic cultural product and a reflection... more...

  • Irmgard Keun ? Zeit und Zitatby Beate Kennedy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The writings of Irmgard Keun (1905?1982) reflect satirically on their times: the Weimar Republic, the Nazi dictatorship, exile, and the postwar period. This study, which is the first exploration of Keun?s oeuvre as a whole, engages in close narratological analysis, relates the texts to each other, and includes previously unpublished material. It sets... more...

  • Spansby Elizabeth Seydel Morgan

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Through the poems in Spans, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan examines life from the perspective of one who appreciates the complexities of the world but finds pleasure in events as predictable as the changing of the seasons or as uncomplicated as a visit to an art museum. Morgan accepts the inevitability of change but mourns the loss of "what we don't know... 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...

  • Germaine Guèvremontby Yvan G. Lepage

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1998; US$ 9.99

    « Évoquer Germaine Guèvremont (1893-1968), c?est faire surgir le personnage mythique du Survenant, lié dans l?imaginaire québécois, aux temps heureux d?un passé révolu. » Ainsi s?ouvre le présent ouvrage, dont l?objectif est d?éclairer l?oeuvre entière de Germaine Guèvremont, aussi bien ses écrits journalistiques, encore très mal connus (environ cent... more...

  • The Madonna Painterby Michel Marc Bouchard; Linda Gaboriau

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.95

    A young priest commissions a wandering painter to decorate the local church with a fresco dedicated to the Virgin Mary. 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...

  • 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...

  • Writing the Early Crusadesby Marcus Bull; Damien Kempf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain. more...