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  • The Mystery Guestby Grégoire Bouillier; Lorin Stein

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 6.79

    When the phone rang on a gloomy fall afternoon in 1990, Grégoire Bouillier had no way of knowing that it was the woman who'd left him, without warning, ten years before. And he couldn't have guessed why she was calling—not to apologize for, or explain, the way she'd vanished from his life, but to invite him to a party. A birthday party. For a woman... more...

  • Memory and Understandingby Renate Bartsch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

    This book treats memory and understanding on two levels, on the phenomenological level of experience, on which a theory of dynamic conceptual semantics is built, and on the neuro-connectionist level, which supports the capacities of concept formation, remembering, and understanding. A neuro-connectionist circuit architecture of a constructive memory... more...

  • Sans masqueby Truda Rosenberg; Christine Klein-Lataud

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    L’histoire de la lutte d’une jeune femme pour retrouver son identité. more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Félix Fénéon; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines  collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here... more...

  • Poems Under Saturn: Poèmes saturniensby Paul Verlaine; Karl Kirchwey

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 15.95 US$ 14.51

    Poems Under Saturn is the first complete English translation of the collection that announced Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) as a poet of promise and originality, one who would come to be regarded as one of the greatest of nineteenth-century writers. This new translation, by respected contemporary poet Karl Kirchwey, faithfully renders the collection's... more...

  • Lives Other Than My Ownby Emmanuel Carrère; Linda Coverdale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 6.79

    From the acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère, an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving... more...

  • Honore de Balzacby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. La Comedie Humaine, Balzac's extraordinary 20-volume fictionalized history of France, has... more...

  • Marcel Proustby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    An avid critic an translator, Marcel Proust is best remembered as author of the novel "The Remembrance of Things Past. more...

  • Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifsby Kurt Kloocke

    De Gruyter Mouton 2011; US$ 335.00

    Diese Ausgabe bietet das Werk des Schriftstellers, Religionshistorikers und politischen Denkers Benjamin Constant in seiner ganzen Einzigartigkeit und Vielfalt. Die Gesammelten Werke bestehen aus zwei jeweils chronologisch aufgebauten Reihen: Die erste enthält die Werke im engeren Sinne, die zweite die Korrespondenz. In jedem Band finden... more...