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  • Mother Follyby Françoise Davoine; Judith Miller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If your mentally ill patient dies, are you to blame? For Dr. Françoise Davoine, a Parisian psychoanalyst, this question becomes disturbingly real as one of her patients commits suicide on the eve of All Saints' Day. She herself has a crisis, as she reflects on her thirty-year career and questions whether she should ever return to the hospital. But... more...

  • Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift?s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift?s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms... more...

  • Writing the Early Crusadesby Marcus Bull; Damien Kempf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain. more...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...

  • Antonin Artaudby Edward Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French... more...

  • Poetik der Fülleby Constanze Fröhlich

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 38.32

    Sämtliche Texte des französischen Dramatikers Valère Novarina, die Leser und Zuschauer beständig mit einem Zuviel an sprachlicher Information konfrontieren, sind dem Prinzip sprachlicher Fülle verpflichtet. Hinter diesem verwirrenden Überfluss verbirgt sich eine leidenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Sprache und dem Sprechen, die nicht nur in... more...

  • Baudelaire In Chainsby Frank Hilton

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11

    It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies... more...

  • Manierismusby Bernhard Huss; Christian Wehr

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 65.37

    Jenseits der anhaltenden Kontroversen, die um den künstlerischen Manierismus geführt wurden, konvergieren die meisten Positionen immer wieder in einem entscheidenden Punkt: Das genuine Merkmal manieristischer Diskurse ist demnach die programmatische Missachtung tradierter ästhetischer Normen und Konventionen, oft auch der provokative Verstoß gegen... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Jules Verne's Scotlandby Ian Thompson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This book also... more...