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  • 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...

  • Story, Myth, and Celebration in Old French Narrative Poetry, 1050-1200by Karl D. Uitti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    Twelfth-century France has been described as the key to many of the most important developments of medieval civilization. Nowhere is this description more accurate than in the domain of poetic invention. The years 1050 to 1200 witnessed the development of a brilliant body of vernacular narrative that not only expressed the complexity of its own time... more...

  • Balzac's Comedy of Wordsby Martin Kanes

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.00

    Although Balzac's work has been much studied, practically nothing has been written on his use of linguistic concepts. Applying a new approach, this perceptive book demonstrates that the theme and theory of language were central to Balzac's fiction. In considering how the novelist was influenced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century speculation on... more...

  • Montaigneby Stefan Zweig; Will Stone

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré – driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...

  • Merlin and the Grailby Robert de Boron; Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2001; US$ 29.95

    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$ 47.95

    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...

  • 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...