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  • Lives Other Than My Ownby Emmanuel Carrère; Linda Coverdale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment Franceby Nadine Berenguier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns... 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 Paul Delbouille; Kurt Kloocke; Lisa Azorin; Etienne Hofmann; Giovanni Paoletti; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    This volume makes accessible Benjamin Constant?s major political treatise, which was the basis for his political actions and the development of his political writings. His Principes de politique became one of the decisive starting points of European liberalism. The book contains 1906 tenets of Constant?s political philosophy, which evolved over a lengthy... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Arthur Rimbaud; Martin Sorrell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99

    This bilingual editions provides all of Rimbaud's poems, with the exception of his Latin verses and some small fragments. It also includes some of his prose pieces, chosen because they offer a commentary on his poetic concerns. - ;'Rimbaud, the poet of revolt, and the greatest' Albert CamusRimbaud is the enfant terrible of French literature,... more...

  • Where would I be without you?by Guillaume Musso; Anna Brown

    Gallic Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    'Where would I be without you?'is the story of three people: Martin Beaumont -- a Paris policeman who feels he's failing at life. Emotionally, he's never recovered from the rejection by his first love, and now his brilliant police career is crumbling too. But tonight is his chance to make good. He's lying in wait outside the Musee d'Orsay where he... more...

  • Saint-exuperyby Stacy Schiff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 30.00

    Provides an in-depth study of the swashbuckling life and writing career of Antoine de Saint-Exupe+a7ry, discussing his role as a pioneering aviator, disastrous marriage, complex personal life, and literary work, including the classic, The Little Prince. more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; James N McGowan; Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99

    The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the... more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Nicholas Cronk; Christopher Fry

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    Rostand's hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair -... more...