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  • 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...

  • Candideby Voltaire; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    David Wootton?s scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide?s travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite. "Wootton?s edition is clearly the best... more...

  • Voltaireby Ian Davidson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31

    We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time he was also the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. Davidson tells the whole, rich story of his life (1694-1778) - his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount;... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...