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  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille; Roscoe Mongan

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. 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...

  • Le Chevalier de Mouhy.by Jan Herman; Kris Peeters; Paul Pelckmans

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    « Démêlé, bagarre et bigarrure, voilà ce qui agite Mouhy sous les dehors de la mondanité ». C?est ainsi que, dans un agréable essai, Patrick Wald-Lasowski définit la carrière de l?énigmatique, imprévisible, prolifique et toujours étonnant chevalier de Mouhy. Ce paria de la République des Lettres bénéficie depuis quelques années d?un regain d?intérêt,... more...

  • Sans masqueby Truda Rosenberg; Christine Klein-Lataud

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    L?histoire de la lutte d?une jeune femme pour retrouver son identité. more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

  • Honore de Balzacby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. La Comedie Humaine, Balzac's extraordinary 20-volume fictionalized history of France, has... more...

  • Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifsby Kurt Kloocke; Lisa Azorin; Paul Delbouille; Etienne Hofmann; Giovanni Paoletti; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 335.00

    This volume makes accessible Benjamin Constant?s major political treatise, which was the basis for his political actions and the development of his political writings. His Principes de politique became one of the decisive starting points of European liberalism. The book contains 1906 tenets of Constant?s political philosophy, which evolved... more...

  • Friedensschriftenby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Michael Köhler; Michael Köhler; Michael Köhler

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 7.63

    Jean Jacques Rousseaus Schriften zur Stiftung eines fortdauernden Friedens unter den europäischen Völkern, der "Extrait du Projet de Paix Perpétuelle de Monsieur L?Abbé de Saint-Pierre? und der "Jugement sur la Paix Perpétuelle?, haben eigenständige Bedeutung in der systematischen Entfaltung eines rechtsphilosophischen Themas, das Kant in... more...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2008; US$ 11.45

    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...

  • Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliahby Jean Racine; John Cairncross

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.40

    Strongly influenced by Classical drama, Jean Racine (1639-99) broke away from the grandiose theatricality of baroque drama to create works of intense psychological realism, with characters manipulated by cruel and vengeful gods. Iphigenia depicts a princess's absolute submission to her father's will, despite his determination to sacrifice her to gain... more...