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  • Clément Marot and Religionby Dick Wursten

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    A far-reaching analysis of Clément Marot?s poetry (mainly his Psalm paraphrases) shows that this poet was much more than a frivolous court poet; he was touched by the humanist yearning to restore old texts (in this case the Jewish Psalter) to their original glory. In his translations he was inspired by Martin Bucer?s Commentary. more...

  • Collected Maxims and Other Reflectionsby Francois de La Rochefoucauld; E.H. Blackmore; A.M. Blackmore; Francine Giguère

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99

    This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly. - ;'Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.'. Deceptively... more...

  • The Comic Genius of Clémont Marotby Honor J. Aldred

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    In this work, theories of comedy are used to examine the techniques and processes in Marot’s poetry. It begins by considering his use of humor in its historical context, his story-telling skills, and his skill in manipulating language for humor, especially in puns, quotation and allusion. The full extent of the inspiration Marot draws from François... more...

  • A Companion to Waceby F. H. M. Le Saux

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00

    Guide to the works of the twelfth-century chronicler Wace, setting him in his historical and cultural context. 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...

  • Counterfeit Capitalby Jennifer Bajorek

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Counterfeit Capital is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx and arguing for the renewed relevance of their work to contemporary thinking about the place of aesthetic and cultural experience in social and political life. more...

  • Cultural Performances in Medieval Franceby Eglal Doss-Quinby; Roberta L. Krueger; E. Jane Burns

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 99.00

    A celebration of the groundbreaking achievements of Nancy Freeman Regalado in the field of medieval French literature. more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; John Murrell

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 7.95

    Immanently readable and stageable prose translation of the epic tale. Cast of 5 women and 12 men, plus minor characters. more...

  • Das Spiel in der Literaturby Philippe Wellnitz

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 37.85

    Welches Spiel spielt die Literatur? Und wie funktioniert dieses Spiel mit Worten? Germanisten aus ganz Europa und dem Mittelmeerraum sind diesen Fragen nachgegangen, um das komplexe Verhältnis von Literatur und Spiel neu zu ergründen. Ausgehend von anthropologischen Kategorien des Spiels, wie sie Johan Huizinga und Roger Caillois definiert haben, untersuchen... more...

  • Debate and Dialogueby Emma Cayley

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 139.99

    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...