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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 391.00
The c. 150 letters document the first 4 years of Humboldt?s marriage, which he began in rural seclusion, before spending his final year in Jena in daily contact with Schiller. Major themes include constitutional theory, Greek studies, and aesthetics, which are discussed in letter to Gentz, F. A. Wolf, C. G. von Brinkman, and C. G. Körner,... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré - driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95
This book, first published in 1940, provides an introduction to the life and work of the French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. This book will be of interest to students of literature. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille?s central ideas ? the sacred, community and eroticism ? are explored in detail. Bataille?s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is argued to be of continuing relevance to sociological thought.... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her ever-surprising life: the mature years with... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99
A creative innovator who boldly traversed traditional boundaries separating different genres and schools, French poet Theophile Gautier was extremely influential, playing a role in shaping the styles of poets from T. S. Elliot to Ezra Pound. In this, his most acclaimed collection of verse, Gautier offers his philosophical ponderings and lyrical musings. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days , the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon , and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth . One of the most widely... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
This volume includes a step-by-step textual commentary on Jean-Jacques Rousseau?s first and second critical discourses on civilization. Rousseau?s thesis is that man has become progressively alienated from his own nature and thus perverted by technological and scientific progress. The example of Rousseau shows that critical reflection... more...