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Medieval. Old French

  • Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literatureby Leslie Barnes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies?their cultures, languages, and people?and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor... more...

  • Persian Lettersby Montesquieu; Raymond N. MacKenzie

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.50

    A classic work of the European Enlightenment--and one of the most popular, if scandalous, in its day--the Persian Letters captures, in an engaging epistolary format, the transformational spirit of the era. Amid an ongoing tale rife with sex, violence, and wit, the work addresses a diverse range of topics from human nature and the origins of society,... more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; Cyril Scott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...

  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...

  • Baudelaire In Chainsby Frank Hilton

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 13.11

    It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies... more...

  • Manierismusby Bernhard Huss; Christian Wehr

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 59.11

    Jenseits der anhaltenden Kontroversen, die um den künstlerischen Manierismus geführt wurden, konvergieren die meisten Positionen immer wieder in einem entscheidenden Punkt: Das genuine Merkmal manieristischer Diskurse ist demnach die programmatische Missachtung tradierter ästhetischer Normen und Konventionen, oft auch der provokative Verstoß gegen... more...

  • The Châteauroux Version of the «Chanson de Roland»by Marjorie Moffat

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 252.00

    Until now, there has been no critical text of the Châteauroux Roland, only transcripts. The present edition offers a lightly emended text with detailed footnotes evaluating variant readings and their implications. This preserves the intrinsic features of C and reveals its authority, but the evidence invalidates Segre?s thesis of the anteriority of... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Image and Imaginationby C. S. Lewis

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Image and Imagination presents some of C.S. Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition. This selection gathers together forty book reviews?never before reprinted?as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades, and a fifth essay, ?Image and Imagination,? published for the first time. The essays and reviews... more...

  • Das Spiel in der Literaturby Philippe Wellnitz

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 40.76

    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...