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- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré - driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
This volume includes a step-by-step textual commentary on Jean-Jacques Rousseau?s first and second critical discourses on civilization. Rousseau?s thesis is that man has become progressively alienated from his own nature and thus perverted by technological and scientific progress. The example of Rousseau shows that critical reflection... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36
Twelfth-century France has been described as the key to many of the most important developments of medieval civilization. Nowhere is this description more accurate than in the domain of poetic invention. The years 1050 to 1200 witnessed the development of a brilliant body of vernacular narrative that not only expressed the complexity of its own time... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36
Although Balzac's work has been much studied, practically nothing has been written on his use of linguistic concepts. Applying a new approach, this perceptive book demonstrates that the theme and theory of language were central to Balzac's fiction. In considering how the novelist was influenced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century speculation on... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 266.00
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... more...
- 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 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...
- 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...