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  • Prisoner of Godby Michel Benoit

    Alma Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    A brilliant student with a promising career ahead of him as a biologist under the guidance of Nobel Prize-winner Jacques Monod, Michel Benoît decided instead to follow the path of God and take on monastic orders. He entered a monastery at age 22 as an unordained monk, but after more than 20 years of self-sacrifice and a fraught quest for God, Michel... more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Gladys Thomas; Mary F. Guillemard

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Very loosely based on the life of a French duelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in verse that tells the tale of soldier who is gifted with every imaginable positive attribute -- except that of a handsome appearance. Because of his perceived ugliness (including a disproportionately large nose), Cyrano feels unworthy of the woman he loves... more...

  • Claude Simonby Celia Britton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist... more...

  • Sartreby Christina Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Jules Verne's Scotlandby Ian Thompson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This... more...

  • Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proustby Janell Watson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

    A study of the significance of curiosities and collecting in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature. more...

  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 8.99

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...

  • Diderot - Entoptische Farbenby Katharina Mommsen

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 266.00

    This documentation of the genesis of Goethe's works was compiled in the 1950s by Momme and Katharina Mommsen at the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften [German Academy of Sciences] in East Berlin. The editorial board of the EGW is currently located at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, where editing of the work continues through the support... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in Literatureby Arthur Symons; Matthew Creasy

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 21.80

    First published in 1899, The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons? interest in writers such as Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature;... more...