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  • 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...

  • The Autobiography of Philosophyby Michael Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 40.99

    In making the condition for its own possibility its deepest concern, philosophy is necessarily about itself_it is autobiographical. The first part of The Autobiography of Philosophy interprets Heidegger's Being and Time, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Aristotle's Metaphysics, and Plato's Lysis as examples of the implicitly autobiographical... more...

  • Reading the American Novel 1780 - 1865by Shirley Samuels

    Wiley 2013; US$ 111.95

    Reading the American Novel 1780-1865  provides valuable insights into the evolution and diversity of fictional genres produced in the United States from the late 18th century until the Civil War, and helps introductory students to interpret and understand the fiction from this popular period. Offers an overview of early fictional genres and introduces... more...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Vom Gesellschaftsvertragby Karlfriedrich Herb; Reinhard Brandt

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 35.00

    Bescheiden im Umfang, revolutionär in der Wirkung, kontrovers in der Deutung: Rousseaus Schrift "Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder die Prinzipien des Staatsrechts" (1762) gehört bis heute zu den unangefochtenen Klassikern der Politischen Philosophie der Moderne. Der Gesellschaftsvertrag, der Umschlagort von Naturzustand und Staat, ist paradox; er soll... more...

  • Remy Belleau et l?art de guérirby Jean Braybrook

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 0.00

    This book starts by asking why a group of doctors produced an edition of Belleau in 1945. It then traces the motifs of sickness and healing in the poet?s work, ranging more widely than critics have hitherto done, and considering La Reconnue and the Dictamen alongside the better-known texts. It suggests that the supposedly frivolous Belleau... 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Persian Lettersby Montesquieu; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    A classic work of the European Enlightenment--and one of the most popular, if scandalous, in its day--the Persian Letters captures, in an engaging epistolary format, the transformational spirit of the era. Amid an ongoing tale rife with sex, violence, and wit, the work addresses a diverse range of topics from human nature and the origins of society,... more...