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  • The Fabliauxby Mary Jane Stearns Schenck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

    This is an interesting book that provides a sane analysis of the relation between form and meaning in the fabliaux. It will henceforth be standard reading for those dealing with what nevertheless remains one of the most problematic genres of Old French Literature for the modern scholar.Keith Busby, Speculum ? A Journal of Medieval Studies , Jan. 1990 more...

  • Figures of the Textby Michael Vincent

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 75.00

    The works of Jean de La Fontaine have invited an extraordinary variety of readings in the three centuries since their composition. By engaging selected fables and tales with contemporary notions of intertextuality, reader reception theory, and grammatology, Figures of the Text raises questions about what “reading La Fontaine” meant in... more...

  • History in the Text 'Quatrevingt-Treize' and the French Revolutionby Sandy Petrey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    The title of this study ?History in the text? is an oxymoronic phrase, and by this, the main focus of the book is clear immediately. On the other hand, there still remains the question to what extent text and history are comparable. The author of this volume tries to answer this by discussing the famous novel of Victor Hugo Quatrevingt-Treize against... more...

  • Intimate, Intrusive and Triumphantby Peter V. Jr. Conroy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

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  • Marcel Proust and the Strategy of Readingby Walter Kasell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    This study examines Marcel Proust?s works and his readers, starting of with the reading encounter one needs in order not to miss out on things, and ending by exploring the nature of Proust?s vision. An interesting study for everyone who wants to know more about Proust and his ideas. more...

  • Le savoir partagéby Jacques Fontanille

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 113.00

    Une analyse systématique et détaillée des fines stratégies du secret et du désir de savoir à l??vre entre les protagonistes de A la recherche du temps perdu , conduite à la lumière de la théorie sémiotique, et qui dévoile, à travers le texte de Proust, la présence implicite d?une théorie et d?une esthétique de la connaissance. La perspective adoptée,... more...

  • Sylvie Germain.by Mariska Koopman-Thurlings

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Sylvie Germain est l’auteur d’une importante œuvre romanesque, mais elle a écrit aussi un grand nombre d’ouvrages que, faute d’un terme plus approprié, l’on désigne par le mot d’ « essai ». Dans quelle mesure ces ouvrages, qui sont souvent des méditations poétiques, se distinguent-ils... more...

  • Proust et la Hollande.by Sjef Houppermans; Manet van Montfrans; Annelies Schulte Nordholt

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Marcel Proust Aujourd'hui est une revue internationalebilingue qui veut tre un forum aussi bien pour les sp cialistes del'oeuvre de Proust que pour tout lecteur d sirant serenseigner sur l' volution des recherches proustiennes. Des num rosg n raux alternent avec des num ros orient ssuivant une th matique sp cifique.Marcel Proust Aujourd'hui... more...

  • The Figaro Trilogyby Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 8.99

    The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their... more...

  • The Essential Victor Hugoby Victor Hugo; E. H. Blackmore; A. M. Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    To the English, I am "shocking"...What's more, French, which is disgusting; republican, which is abominable; exiled, which is repulsive; defeated, which is infamous. To top it all off, a poet...'Victor Hugo dominated literary life in France for over half a century, pouring forth novels, poems, plays, and other writings with unflagging... more...