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  • Heroines of the French Epicby Michael A. H. Newth

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92

    The epic tales of medieval France, called "chansons de geste", or "songs of deeds", provided the chief means of cultural and imaginative expression in the French language for over one hundred and fifty years (c.1100-1250), during one of the most significant periods of social change in the history of Western civilisation. Yet they remain largely unknown... 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...

  • Leben und Meinungen berühmter Philosophenby Diogenes Laertius; Otto Apelt; Klaus Reich; Hans G Zekl

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2008; US$ 15.36

    Hauptbeschreibung Die ca. 220 n. Chr. verfaßten unterhaltsamen Berichte und Sagen bieten die umfassendste aus dem Altertum erhaltene Geschichte der antiken Philosophie von den Anfängen bis zu Epikur in literarischer Form. Das Werk gilt bis heute als wichtige Quelle, der Verfasser als philosophische Klatschbase und Archivar der Antike. more...

  • Subversive Literaturby Martin Mulsow; Dirk Sangmeister

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 28.52

    Im Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution erschienen in Deutschland zahlreiche Bücher, die so freisinnig und andersartig waren, dass ihre Verfasser vorsichtshalber anonym bleiben und die Verleger sich hinter phantasievoll fingierten Maskierungen verstecken mussten, um Zensoren, Häscher und Obrigkeiten zu täuschen. Auffällig viele dieser subversiven,... more...

  • Merlin and the Grailby Robert de Boron; Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2001; US$ 60.00

    A trilogy of romances, establishing a provenance for the Holy Grail and, through the figure of Merlin, linking Joseph of Arimathea with mythical British history and with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest. more...

  • Eustache Deschampsby Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi; Ian S. Laurie

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    Eustache Deschamps studied under the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he was said to have been made a slave-and eventually become recognized as one of the great French medieval poets. He was the first writer to dissociate lyric poetry from its musical setting and his witty perceptions comment on nearly... more...

  • Alain Chartier and The Quarrel of the Belle Dame Sans Merciby Joan E. McRae

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    Belle dame sans merci (Beautiful lady with no mercy) (1424) is not readily available in moden English translation elsewhere, making this an essential addition to any library with a medieval literature or French literature collection. more...

  • Fictions of Identity in Medieval Franceby Donald Maddox

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    This study, first published in 2000, considers the construction of identity in a range of Medieval French fictions. more...

  • Women's Writing in Contemporary Franceby Gill Rye

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    This introduction to and analysis of women's writing in contemporary France includes both new writers of the 1990s and their more established counterparts. It situates these authors and their texts at the centre of the trends and issues concerning modern French literary production. more...

  • The Puritan and the Cynicby Jefferson Humphries

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99

    This book offers a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. more...