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  • The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Playsby Molière; Maya Slater

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 5.99

    Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?' Moliere, The Impromptu at VersaillesThis volume brings together four of Moliere's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and... more...

  • ?Li premerains vers?.by Logan E. Whalen

    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 together leading... 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...

  • Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readersby Dr Thomas Foerster; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This collection provides a systematic survey of the wide readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo enjoyed in the late Middle Ages. In the last years of the twelfth century this chronicler and imperial notary wrote a series of historical collections that gained considerable and lasting popularity: between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, his... 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...

  • Das Liebesbestiariumby Richard de Fournival; Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13

    Nach dem großen Erfolg des Bandes »Fatrasien. Absurde Poesie des Mittelalters« setzt Ralph Dutli seine poetische Erkundung eines unbekannten, fremden und dennoch erstaunlich modern wirkenden Mittelalters fort. In 750 Jahren wurde dieses Juwel der mittelalterlichen Literatur noch nie ins Deutsche übersetzt. »Das Liebesbestiarium« bedeutete seinerzeit... more...

  • Von Löwen, Lumpen und anständigen Leuten: Lustige Hamburger Geschichten. Mit Plattdeutschby Wilhelm Poeck

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 2.79

    Originelle Geschichten aus Hamburg, erzählt in Plattdütsch, Hochdeutsch oder im Hamburger Dialekt ? listig, lustig und zum Schmunzeln. Wilhelm Poeck erzählt die Abenteuer von schlitzohrigen und schlagfertigen Leuten zwischen Fischmarkt, Dom und Michel. Beim Schiffsknecht Fedje Knaak, Klein Miete oder Herrn Schimmelpfennig stehen Verwechslungen und... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...