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  • Vision-Divisionby Marta Dvorák; Jane Koustas

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99

    Canadienne, Parisienne, musicienne, écrivaine de rénommée internationale, Nancy Huston séduit aussi bien par ses essais provocateurs que par ses romans audacieux. Vivant entre deux langues et deux cultures, elle a conquis tant les publics francophone qu?anglophone. La narratrice d?Instruments des ténèbres formule cette phrase troublante : « Pas de... more...

  • Roch Carrierby Gilles Dorion

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 9.99

    Roch Carrier a pratiqué plusieurs genres : poésie, conte, roman, théâtre, récit de voyage, littérature pour la jeunesse et biographie. Son oeuvre abondante, exubérante, protéiforme joue de tous les registres, du fantastique au burlesque, du poétique au carnavalesque. Elle a rejoint un immense public, depuis le tout premier roman, La guerre, yes sir... more...

  • Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Voteby Ahmadou Kourouma

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • Zeitgenössisches spanisches Theater im Spanischunterricht: Didaktische Relevanz und Methodikby Werner Imbach

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 42.11

    Hauptbeschreibung Die fachdidaktisch ausgerichtete, wissenschaftliche Untersuchung zum spanischen Gegenwartstheater formuliert zunächst die Prämissen, unter denen literarische Texte im Fremdsprachenunterricht allgemein Verwendung finden bzw. finden sollten. Eine empirische Untersuchung zur tatsächlichen Verwendung von Dramen im bisherigen Spanischunterricht... more...

  • Haïti aujourd'hui, Haïti demainby Andrea Martinez; Pierre Beaudet; Stephen Baranyi

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    Un collectif explorant les enjeux et défis d?Haïti après le séisme. more...

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

    Coach House Books 2003; US$ 12.95

    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 Encyclopediaby Maureen Ihrie; Salvador Oropesa

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 385.00

    Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. more...

  • Writerly Identities in Beur Fiction and Beyondby Laura Reeck

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Mirages de la farceby Thierry Boucquey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Establishing the notion of reasonable foolishness and foolish reason as a generic principle of the old French farce, Boucquey's study examines the interdependencies among four key mimetic phenomena: the demented universe of the Feast of Fools festival, the genre of the farce, Bruegel's representation of the world, and the euphoric comedies of triumphant... more...

  • Modelos dialógicos en la narrativa de Benito Pérez Galdósby Alicia G. Andreu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 158.00

    Benito Perez Galdos sought a new narrative structure which would revitalize the literary models prevalent in 19th-century Spain. He found such a structure in the creation of a dialogue between normally incompatible texts — between old and new, national and foreign, high culture and low. From the confrontation of these incongruous texts a narrative... more...