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  • The Figaro Trilogyby Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 8.99

    The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their own... more...

  • Hugo's Les Miserablesby Amy L. Marsland; George Klin

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Les Miserables, you examine two themes from Victor... more...

  • Li premerains versby Catherine M. Jones

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 120.00

    This volume celebrates the career of Keith Busby, one of the most prominent researchers of medieval French literature of our time, or as one of the contributors states, “one of the true knights errant among us—a scholar defined by the nobility of his intellect who upholds and defends medieval studies.” The chapters presented here bring... more...

  • Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literatureby Simon Gaunt

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 124.99

    Some of medieval culture's most arresting images and stories inextricably associate love and death. Thus the troubadour Jaufre Rudel dies in the arms of the countess of Tripoli, having loved her from afar without ever having seen her. Or in Marie de France's Chevrefoil, Tristan and Iseult's fatal love is hauntingly symbolized by the fatally... more...

  • The School for Husbandsby Molière

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    The School for Husbands (L'École des maris) is a work by Molière (the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), a French playwright who is often considered to be one of Western literature's great masters of comedy. In a theatre in the Louvre and in the Palais-Royal, Molière found success among the Parisians with The School... more...

  • Proust, Beckett, and Narrationby James H. Reid

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00

    This is a comprehensive comparison of the narrative techniques of Marcel Proust and Samuel Beckett. more...

  • Nathalie Sarraute, Fiction and Theoryby Ann Jefferson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    A major study of one of France's most distinguished twentieth-century novelists and theorists, first published in 2000. more...

  • De Zin van Verhalenby Ronald Soetaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 22.45

    Met deze uitspraak van de Hongaarse schrijver György Konrad opende 'Nauwgezet en Wanhopig' van Wim Kayzer - een legendarische tv-serie vooral bekend bij literatuurliefhebbers. In de vele manieren waarop we zin en betekenis zoeken blijkt het narratieve een belangrijke rol te spelen. Soetaert presenteert een (b)logboek waarin hij de vraag 'wat... more...

  • Carthage ou la flamme du brasierby Bernadette Cailler

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 67.20

    Carthage ou la flamme du brasier part d’une suite poétique d’Edouard Glissant, intitulée « Carthage », incluse dans Le sel noir (1960). Creuset des plus fructueux, ce texte a rapidement suscité chez Bernadette Cailler le désir d’explorer d’autres incarnations textuelles contemporaines de ce regard porté... more...

  • Chrétien Continuedby Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 124.99

    Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner provides the first book-length examination of all four verse continuations that follow Chr--eacute--;tien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. By focusing on the dialogue between Chr--eacute--;tien and the verse continuators, this study demonstrates... more...