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  • Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proustby Janell Watson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    A study of the significance of curiosities and collecting in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature. more...

  • Benito Perez Galdos and the Creative Processby Walter T. Pattison

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Most critics would rank Benito Perez Galdos second only to Cervantes among the great novelists of Spain. However, in spite of the esteem in which he is generally held, Galdos has been the subject of relatively few scholarly studies. Professor Pattison, by more...

  • Adieuby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. more...

  • The School for Husbandsby Moličre

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    The School for Husbands (L'École des maris) is a work by Molière (the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), a French playwright who is often considered to be one of Western literature's great masters of comedy. In a theatre in the Louvre and in the Palais-Royal, Molière found success among the Parisians with The School... more...

  • Apology for Raymond Sebondby Michel de Montaigne; Roger Ariew; Marjorie Grene

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.95

    Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebond, a classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece... more...

  • When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?by Saul Frampton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.? ? Montaigne   In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel... more...

  • Proust, l’étrangerby Karen Haddad-Wotling; Vincent Ferre

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 43.00

    Proust était fasciné par l’étrange et par l’étranger, qui le lui a bien rendu. Sa notoriété de premier auteur « moderne » est née hors des frontières hexagonales. Son œuvre a été traduite très tôt. D’ailleurs, puisqu’elle est traduite, nous ne lisons sans more...

  • And the Sea Is Never Fullby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try... more...

  • King Kong Theoryby Virginie Despentes; Stephánie Benson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    King Kong Theory is Despentes' candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi, she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape, prostitution... more...

  • Der Tango im Werk Julio Cortázarsby Viviana Alvarez-Schüller

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.81

    Ausgehend von Äußerungen Julio Cortázars legt Viviana Alvarez-Schüller dar, dass Tangozitate in seinem literarischen Werk eine größere Rolle spielen als bislang vermutet. Dank beeindruckender Tango-Kompetenz nimmt sie den Leser mit auf eine sehr aufschlussreiche intertextuelle Spurensuche. Dabei erliegt sie nie der Versuchung, die Bedeutung des Tangos... more...