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  • 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...

  • The Autobiography of Philosophyby Michael Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • The End of Oulipo?by Lauren Elkin; Scott Esposito

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    As The Oulipo enters its sixth decade, its members, fans and critics are wondering: where can it go from here? more...

  • De Zin van Verhalenby Ronald Soetaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 22.45

    Met deze uitspraak van de Hongaarse schrijver György Konrad opende 'Nauwgezet en Wanhopig' van Wim Kayzer - een legendarische tv-serie vooral bekend bij literatuurliefhebbers. In de vele manieren waarop we zin en betekenis zoeken blijkt het narratieve een belangrijke rol te spelen. Soetaert presenteert een (b)logboek waarin hij de vraag 'wat... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2008; US$ 16.28

    Hauptbeschreibung 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...