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  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...

  • The School for Husbandsby Molière

    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...

  • 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...

  • And the Sea Is Never Fullby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Alain Robbe-Grilletby Roger-Michel Allemand; Christian Milat

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2010; US$ 24.99

    La mort d?Alain Robbe-Grillet, en 2008, est à l?origine du colloque international Alain Robbe-Grillet : balises pour le XXIe siècle, tenu à l?Université d?Ottawa en juin 2009 et dont cet ouvrage constitue les Actes. Cette réunion avait pour objectifs de faire le point sur Robbe-Grillet et son ?uvre, tant littéraire que cinématographique, désormais... more...

  • Flaubert's Straight and Suspect Saintsby Aimee Israel-Pelletier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Israel Pelletier argues that Trois contes demands a different kind of reading which distinguishes it from Madame Bovary and other Flaubert texts. By the time he wrote this late work, Flaubert's attitude toward his characters and the role of fiction had changed to accommodate different social, political, and literary pressures. He constructed two... more...

  • Gustave Flaubert, critiqueby Claire-Lise Tondeur

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

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  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 8.99

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...

  • Ned Ludd & Queen Mabby Peter Linebaugh

    PM Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity. more...