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  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    Perceforest' is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...

  • The Fourth Generation of French Feminist Writers (1985-2010)by Adrienne Angelo

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95

    This study examines how the fictional works of contemporary French female authors can be read as a unique fantasy world in which the writer consciously manipulates the reader’s (and spectator’s) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...

  • The Hidden Godby Lucien Goldmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    The concept of ?world visions?, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal?s Pensées and Kant?s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist... more...

  • The Conte du Graal Cycleby Thomas Hinton

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 130.00

    A new study of the continuations to Chrétien's Conte du Graal shows their crucial influence on the development of Arthurian literature. more...

  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby David R. Slavitt

    Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    The twelve ?lays? of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France?s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. They... more...

  • The Romance of Tristanby Beroul; Alan Fedrick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... more...

  • Erec and Enideby Chrétien de Troyes

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95

    In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious member of Arthur's court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public... 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...

  • A Taste for the Foreignby Ellen R. Welch

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 74.99

    A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...

  • Complete Poetry and Proseby Louise Labé; Deborah Lesko Baker; Annie Finch

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond... more...