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  • The Confessionsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every book. ******************. more...

  • Le Flaubert réelby Barbara Vinken; Peter Fröhlicher

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 101.28

    Le Flaubert réel establishes a new concept of realism in Flaubert research. This re-definition is the result on the one hand of an occupation with disciplines such as medicine and psychiatry. On the other, following Hegel?s definition of Romantic art and Auerbach?s studies on the gospel and realism, modern literature has its primal scene... more...

  • Gide's Bentby Michael Lucey

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    This study investigates the place of sexuality in the writings of Andre Gide. Focusing on his work in the 1920s and 1930s, the years in which Gide wrote most openly about his homosexuality, the text shows how Gide's sexuality reflected his political interests. more...

  • The Imaginary Invalidby Moliere; Charles Heron Wall

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Imaginary Invalid is a three-part comedy about a miser who imagines illnesses for himself, and whose doctor milks his hypochondria for everything he can get. Their mutual greed and dishonesty lead to their downfall. It was the last play Moliere ever wrote, and he collapsed whilst playing the hypochondriac, shortly before he died. The play originally... more...

  • Uren met Henk Broekhuisby Karel van het Reve

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 20.65

    In de bundel Uren met Henk Broekhuis bundelde Karel van het Reve een veertigtal scherpzinnige columns over evenzovele onuitroeibare gemeenplaatsen van onze tijd. Stellingen als 'Vergelijkingen dienen ter verduidelijking', 'Zwemmen bij eb is gevaarlijker dan bij vloed' en 'Seks en geweld zijn in boeken, films en op de tv alleen geoorloofd... more...

  • Essaysby Michel de Montaigne; Charles Cotton; William Carew Hazlitt

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René... more...

  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille; Roscoe Mongan

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...

  • Path to Peaceby Gabriel Marcel; KR Hanley

    Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This volume offers five plays by Gabriel Marcel, a multi-talented playwright, dramatic and literary critic, and writer. The selection of plays provides examples of Marcel's concrete, direct dramatic approach to questions of interpersonal relations, love, family, commitment, and creative fidelity. Editor Hanley, a Marcel researcher and translator,... more...

  • The Strangerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    Comprehensive reading and study guides provide concise critical excerpts that offer a scholarly overview of each work, "The Story Behind the Story" that details the conditions under which the work was written, a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, and more. more...

  • Queer Writingby Elizabeth Stephens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Queer Writing provides the first full-length study of homoeroticism in Jean Genet's fiction. It shows how the theory of writing elaborated in his work provides a new way to understand homosexual literature, not as the inscription of a stable sexual subjectivity but as the mobilization of a perverse dynamic within the text. more...