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

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Gedächtniskonzepte der Literaturwissenschaftby Ansgar Nünning; Astrid Erll; Birgit Neumann; Hanne Birk

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 196.00

    In this volume, concepts of memory from literary studies are systematically recorded for the first time and presented from an historical, theoretical and methodological aspect. The aim is to locate the discussion in the subject discipline within the transdisciplinary discussion of memory and recollection. more...

  • Sheba's Daughtersby Jacqueline de Weever

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Exploring how the depiction of otherness or alterity during the Middle Ages became problematic in the aesthetics of the Romance epics written during the centuries of the Crusades, this book offers a vital contribution to the growing interest in the way foreign women are presented in the texts of the Latin West and will be of consuming interest to students... 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...

  • Marriage Fictions in Old French Secular Narratives, 1170-1250by Keith Nickolaus

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    Nickolaus provides the readers with a concise critical discussion of the "courtly love" debate, broad historical and comparative analysis, and a model that explains, at the level of plot, rhetoric, and ideology, the proper place of amorous motifs in the context of prevailing Christian doctrines and attitudes. more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Baudelaire In Chainsby Frank Hilton

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11

    It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies... more...

  • Complete Poemsby Charles Baudelaire; Walter Martin

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 27.64

    Rimbaud called him 'le premier voyant, roi des poetes, un vrai dieu', and the history of modern poetry, which begins with him, has borne out that opinion. This is a comprehensive new translation of all Baudelaire's poetry, excluding only the juvenilia, occasional verse and work of doubtful attribution. It includes all the poems published in the first... more...

  • Complete Poems: Charles Baudelaireby Charles Baudelaire; Walter Martin

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2007; US$ 29.99

    Including all poems published in the previous three editions, this comprehensive new translation of  Baudelaire's poetry is both vivid and authoritative. This dual-language volume presents both the original French poems as well as their translations. 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...