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- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
Alain Chartier was one of medieval France's most influential writers, but has been overlooked by modern criticism. This is the first full-length study of his work in its cultural context. It reconsiders the French verse debates in particular, based on their material context of transmission and on similarities with his French and Latin prose works. more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79
Estoire des Engleis is a rhymed chronicle of English history written in the British Isles in the 12th century. It is the oldest surviving example of historiography in the French vernacular, and is presented here in full with a facing-page translation in modern English prose and extensive explanatory notes. more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space. This Very Short Introduction presents this lively literary world by focusing on texts (epics, novels, plays, poems, screenplays) that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80
Stories of violence such as the account in Genesis of Cains jealousy and murder of Abel have been with us since the time of the earliest recorded texts. Undeniably, the scourge of violence fascinates, confounds, and saddens. What are its uses in literature its appeal, forms, and consequences? Anchored by Alice Kaplans... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40
The steady development of queer theory over the last two decades has provided useful analytical tools and the will to dismiss the watchdog of heteronormativity. Modes of reading have evolved, as this volume of FLS amply attests. Following Bill Edmistons introduction to the volume a concise and informative history of queer theory ... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
Travel narratives were the principal source of knowledge about the lands of the Near East and the Indian Ocean Basin in 17th-century France. Claiming the authority of first-hand observation, they paradoxically rely for their legitimization on the tropes of an established literary tradition. The status of these texts remained ambiguous, not least because... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Ecrasez linfâme ! Voltaires rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 88.20
This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée , such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon.... more...