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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
Prophètes, sorciers, rumeurs: La violence dans trois romans de Jules Barbey dAurevilly (1808 1889) étudie la représentation de la violence dans trois romans de Barbey dAurevilly. On a souvent dit de lunivers de Barbey quil est saturé de violence. Jusquici, cependant, on navait jamais mis... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Ecrasez linfâme ! Voltaires 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...
- 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...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.32
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...
- 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...