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  • The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heartby Mathias Malzieu; Sarah Ardizzone

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.98

    Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine is no conventional medic and surgically implants a cuckoo-clock into his chest. Little Jack grows up different to other children: every day begins with a daily wind-up. At school... more...

  • The Mystery Guestby Grégoire Bouillier; Lorin Stein

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Grenzen im Raum ? Grenzen in der Literaturby Eva Geulen; Stephan Kraft

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2010; US$ 85.15

    Der Begriff der Grenze ist in den aktuellen Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften nahezu ubiquitär und zu einer universalen Metapher für alles geworden, was zuerst aufgespalten und anschließend wieder miteinander verschränkt werden kann. Dabei mag es durchaus überraschen, dass sich die literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Raumforschung des Konzepts... 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...

  • 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$ 124.95

    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...

  • 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...