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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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  • 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...

  • Michel Tournier's Metaphysical Fictionsby Susan Petit

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    This study of the fictional themes and techniques of Michel Tournier reveals his profound radicalism as a social critic and novelist despite the seeming conventionality of his works. Guided by Tournier's essays and interviews, Petit examines his fiction in light of plot sources, philosophical and anthropological training, and his belief that fiction... more...

  • The Symbolist Home and the Tragic Home: Mallarmé and Oedipusby Richard E. Goodkin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 102.00

    Tragedy as Symbolism It is the symbolic nature of Oedipus' quest which most centrally links the notions of Tragedy and Symbolism in the Oedipus Tyrannus, and that under the aegis of the concepts of home and homing. more...