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  • 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...

  • Bonaventure des Périers's Novel Pastimes and Merry Talesby Bonaventure des Périers; Raymond C. La Charité; Virginia A. La Charité

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 521.00

    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...

  • Merlin and the Grailby Robert de Boron; Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2001; US$ 60.00

    A trilogy of romances, establishing a provenance for the Holy Grail and, through the figure of Merlin, linking Joseph of Arimathea with mythical British history and with the knightly adventures of Perceval's Grail quest. more...

  • The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sadeby Timo Airaksinen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The Marquis de Sade is famous for his forbidden novels like Justine, Juliette , and the 120 Days of Sodom . Yet, despite Sade's immense influence on philosophy and literature, his work remains relatively unknown. His novels are too long, repetitive, and violent. At last in The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sade , a distinguished philosopher provides... more...

  • Alain Chartierby Joan E. McRae

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    Belle dame sans merci (Beautiful lady with no mercy) (1424) is not readily available in moden English translation elsewhere, making this an essential addition to any library with a medieval literature or French literature collection. more...

  • The History of the Norman Peopleby Glyn S. Burgess

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 34.95

    Wace's Roman de Rou is both a valuable historical document and an important work of French literature. Composed during the 1160s and 1170s, it relates the origins of Normandy from the time of Hasting and Rollo (Rou) and continues as far as the battle of Tinchebray in 1106. more...

  • Literary Hybridsby Erika E. Hess

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Fictions of Identity in Medieval Franceby Donald Maddox

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    This study, first published in 2000, considers the construction of identity in a range of Medieval French fictions. more...

  • Debating the Roman de la Roseby Christine McWebb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...