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  • 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 Paul Delbouille; Kurt Kloocke; Lisa Azorin; Etienne Hofmann; Giovanni Paoletti; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter Mouton 2011; US$ 307.00

    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 over a lengthy... more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; James N McGowan; Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99

    The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the... more...

  • Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliahby Jean Racine; John Cairncross

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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...

  • Brief Lives: Marquis de Sadeby David Carter

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    As explicit in his prose as he was in his private life, the Marquis de Sade remains one of the most controversial writers of all time. This new biography, by the acclaimed translator and author David Carter, promises to shock as much as it informs. Arrested many times for sexual misdemeanors, the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in the Bastille, where... more...

  • ?Appelle-moi Pierrot?by Jo Ann Marie Recker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 90.00

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  • Le Cid: Tragi-comédieby Pierre Corneille; Milorad R. Margitic

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 191.00

    Margitic's critical edition of Pierre Corneille's Le Cid (1637) provides scholar and student with a complete, accurate resource for the study of this famous play. The original text is reproduced, with subsequent variants indicated in footnotes. The book begins with an introduction which examines the play's genesis, sources, successive modifications,... more...

  • The Fabliauxby Mary Jane Stearns Schenck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

    This is an interesting book that provides a sane analysis of the relation between form and meaning in the fabliaux. It will henceforth be standard reading for those dealing with what nevertheless remains one of the most problematic genres of Old French Literature for the modern scholar.Keith Busby, Speculum ? A Journal of Medieval Studies , Jan. 1990 more...

  • Figures of the Textby Michael Vincent

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    The works of Jean de La Fontaine have invited an extraordinary variety of readings in the three centuries since their composition. By engaging selected fables and tales with contemporary notions of intertextuality, reader reception theory, and grammatology, Figures of the Text raises questions about what “reading La Fontaine” meant in... more...

  • Intimate, Intrusive and Triumphantby Peter V. Jr. Conroy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

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