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  • 'Germinal' and Zola's Philosophical and Religious Thoughtby Philip Walker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

    Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!"While it is a dramatic novel... more...

  • André Bretonby John Matthews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

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  • Le Cid: Tragi-comédieby Pierre Corneille; Milorad R. Margitic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 191.00

    Margitic's critical edition of Pierre Corneille's Le Cid (1637) provides scholar and student with a complete, accurate resource for the study of this famous play. The original text is reproduced, with subsequent variants indicated in footnotes. The book begins with an introduction which examines the play's genesis, sources, successive modifications,... more...

  • 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$ 158.00

    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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  • Shadowby Marcia Brown; Marcia Brown; The French of Blaise Cendrars; Marcia Brown

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; Not Available

    Shadow lives in the forest... It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires. It even likes to mingle with the dancers... Shadow... It waves with the grasses, curls up at the foot of trees... But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for... 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...