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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    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 Chartierby Joan E. McRae

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    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$ 46.00

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

  • The Puritan and the Cynicby Jefferson Humphries

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    Through a comparative study of French and American texts, this book attempts to discover why Americans, and so often American writers, profess moral sentiments while engaging so little in traditional moralistic genres--the maxim and the fable. more...

  • Debating the Roman de la Roseby Christine McWebb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    In this studyáDr. Gregory examinesáhow Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Violent Passionsby Tracy Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book re-evaluates the perception of "courtly love" in Old French verse. Adams traces how these verses explore the emotional trials of amour and propose coping methods for the lovelorn. more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • From Topic to Taleby Eugene Vance; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 39.00

    Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society. more...

  • From Cannibals to Radicalsby Roger CÚlestin

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    In this fascinating analysis, Roger CÚlestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, CÚlestin examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. more...