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  • 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...

  • Massenet's Thaïs (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Massenet's THAÏS, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Violent Passionsby Tracy Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book re-evaluates the perception of "courtly love" in Old French verse. Adams traces how these verses explore the emotional trials of amour and propose coping methods for the lovelorn. more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • Sadeby Marcel Hénaff; Xavier Callahan

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 90.00

    Decried as a misogynist and pornographer, imprisoned for debauchery and for his writings, there is scarcely a cultural figure as flamboyant and controversial as the Marquis de Sade, the father of the new libertine body. But this is not the only way to see Sade. In this long-awaited English translation, Hénaff says that Sade should be discussed less... more...

  • The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literatureby Virginie Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This collected assesses of the role of the author in Medieval French literature, with a focus on writers such as Jean de Meun, Guillaume de Machaut, Jean Froissart, Christine de Pizan, and lesser-known figures including Gerbert de Montreuil, Gautier de Coincy, Baudoin Butor, or David Aubert. more...

  • Complete Poetry and Proseby Louise Labé; Deborah Lesko Baker; Annie Finch

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond with... more...

  • Gender, Writing, and Performanceby Helen J. Swift

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 144.99

    Helen Swift examines late-medieval and early-modern French imaginative literature written by men in defence of women of great popularity in its own time - including catalogues of virtuous women, allegorical narratives, and debate poems. - ;This book explores the poetics of literary defences of women written by men in late-medieval and early-modern... more...

  • Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Ironyby Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 139.99

    This is a study of the 19th-century French poet, Tristan Corbi--egrave--;re. Using close textual readings from Les Amours jaunes, the only collection published in Corbi--egrave--;re's lifetime, it examines his self-contradictory style. Corbi--egrave--;re's use of irony is shown to be a means of exploring the doubts of modern man and the spiritual... more...