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  • Chrétien Continuedby Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 139.99

    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...

  • Christian, Saracen and Genre in Medieval French Literatureby Lynn Tarte Ramey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the historical and imaginary representation of the Saracen, or Muslim, in French writings from 1100 to 1500. 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...

  • Der Kleineby Friedrich Glauser

    Limmat Verlag 2013; US$ 19.99

    Friedrich Glauser hat nicht nur autobiografische Erinnerungen an seine Kindheit in Wien aufgeschrieben, einzelne Episoden hat er gleich mehrmals in Erzählungen aufgenommen. Seine Geschichten zeichnen ein sehr lebensnahes Bild einer Wiener Kindheit um 1900. Da ist ein gestrenger Vater, der seinen Sohn «abhärten» will fürs Leben. Da ist eine verständnisvolle... more...

  • Diderot, Sénèque et Jean-Jacquesby Eric Gatefin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 112.00

    Dans l’ Essai sur les règnes de Claude et de Néron , dernier texte publié de son vivant, Diderot dresse un portrait élogieux du philosophe Sénèque, dont l’action et les préceptes devraient être, selon son apologiste, l’objet d’une égale admiration. Exploitant l’opinion des uns, contestant... more...

  • Die Literatur der Roma Frankreichsby Julia Blandfort

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Literary works by Romani authors offer rare and intimate insights into the lifeworld of Europe?s largest minority. Until now, literary scholarship has largely ignored such internal perspectives on Romani life. This book attempts to close the research gap and provides a comprehensive analysis of the works of Romani authors in France, seen... more...

  • Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writingby Zeynep Zeren Atayurt

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect' in contemporary Western society. This book engages... 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...

  • Haunted Walesby Richard Holland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    More ghosts and goblins I think were prevalent in Wales than in England or any other country'. So wrote researcher William Howells way back in 1831 - and the author of this compelling collection believes he was right. Wales is a fearfully haunted place. It abounds in castles and mansions, ancient churches, lonely lanes and crossroads, even bare mountainsides... more...

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

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 36.46

    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...