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  • 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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  • The Figaro Trilogyby Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 8.99

    The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their own... more...

  • Lovers' Quarrelsby Jean Baptiste Poquelin De Moliere; Richard Wilbur

    Theatre Communications Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Richard Wilbur's English verse rendering of Molière's complex comedy. more...

  • The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Playsby Molière; Maya Slater

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?' Moliere, The Impromptu at VersaillesThis volume brings together four of Moliere's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and... more...