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  • Madame Bovary (Routledge Revivals)by Rosemary Lloyd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Madame Bovary ranks among the world?s most famous and widely read novels, and has inspired numerous critical theories. First published in 1987, this study draws on both twentieth-century and traditional critical views to provide both students and scholars with a fresh analysis of the novel: its narrative techniques, social background, and underlying... more...

  • 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...

  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...

  • Literatur kompakt: Günter Grassby Frank Brunssen; Gunter E. Grimm

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 13.39

    Frank Brunnsen legt mit diesem Literatur kompakt-Band eine konzentrierte Darstellung zu Grass' literarischem und publizistischem Werk vor. Er ordnet seine Schriften biografisch, literarhistorisch und politisch-sozial ein und arbeitet in Interpretationen wichtiger Werke zentrale Themen von Grass heraus. Dazu gehören die Auseinandersetzung mit der nationalsozialistischen... 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...

  • Place of Her Ownby Janet Fisher

    TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99

    After the man she defied her parents to marry died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place. more...

  • Orient(s) de Marguerite Durasby Florence de Chalonge; Yann Mével; Akiko Ueda

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 104.00

    Ce volume, qui rassemble plus de vingt-cinq contributions, fait pleinement le lien entre l?Occident et l?Extrême-Orient par l?origine géographique et culturelle des chercheurs qui ont travaillé à ce projet. Placé sous le parrainage de la Société internationale Marguerite Duras, il propose des approches aussi bien textuelles que contextuelles sur un... more...

  • Des pouvoirs de l?ekphrasis. L?objet auratique dans l?oeuvre de Claude Simonby Yona Hanhart-Marmor

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 84.00

    Voir dans l?ekphrasis, description d?une ?uvre d?art, l?une des clés essentielles du roman, et par là-même ouvrir une réflexion novatrice sur le texte, l?image et leurs multiples intrications : tel est le défi qui sous-tend cet essai. A travers une analyse fouillée des processus que Claude Simon élabore afin de rendre inopérante l?habituelle distinction... 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...