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  • 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...

  • Marie de France: A Critical Companionby Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her 'Lais', she also translated Aesop's Fables (the 'Ysopë'), and wrote the 'Espurgatoire seint Patriz' (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fleursby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    « Lorsque vous prenez une fleur dans les mains et que vous la regardez attentivement, elle devient votre univers le temps d'un instant. Je veux offrir cet univers aux autres, à tous ceux qui n'ont pas le temps de regarder une fleur. Je veux que les gens la voient, qu'ils le veuillent ou non », disait Georgia O'Keeffe. Les fleurs sont au centre de la... more...