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Medieval. Old French

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  • Gender, Writing, and Performanceby Helen J. Swift

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • Debate and Dialogueby Emma Cayley

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    Alain Chartier was one of medieval France's most influential writers, but has been overlooked by modern criticism. This is the first full-length study of his work in its cultural context. It reconsiders the French verse debates in particular, based on their material context of transmission and on similarities with his French and Latin prose works.... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • How to Liveby Sarah Bakewell

    Other Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love?such questions arise in most people?s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?... more...

  • Rousseau and Freedomby Christie McDonald; Stanley Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    A 2010 volume of essays by experts in the field, exploring freedom in Rousseau's thought from a variety of standpoints. more...

  • Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essaysby Michel de Montaigne

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Essays -- The book is a collection of a large number of short subjective treatments of various topics published in 1580. Montaigne's stated goal is to describe man, and especially himself, with utter frankness. He finds the great variety and volatility of human nature to be its most basic features. He describes his own poor memory, his ability... more...

  • Prophètes, sorciers, rumeursby Helene Celdran Johannessen

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00

    Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly (1808 – 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey d’Aurevilly. On a souvent dit de l’univers de Barbey qu’il est saturé de violence. Jusqu’ici, cependant, on n’avait jamais mis... more...

  • Rousseau and l’Infâmeby Ourida Mostefai; John T. Scott

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80

    Ecrasez l’infâme ! Voltaire’s rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...

  • Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    Wide-ranging study of gender and the underlying ideologies of Old French and Occitan literature. more...

  • Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrativeby Phyllis Gaffney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Examining the portrayal of childhood and youth in a large sample of medieval French verse narratives, this study analyzes representations of childhood in two genres: chansons de geste, or Old French epic poems, and romances. Phyllis Gaffney identifies dif more...