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  • My Name is Radhaby Saadat Hasan Manto; Muhammad Umar Memon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00

    A bohemian and an iconoclast, the figure of Saadat Hasan Manto looms large over the literature of the Indian subcontinent. We know of his stories on the horrors of Partition and the struggles of prostitutes. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the... more...

  • Épopée (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Proche du mythe, l'épopée chante l'histoire d'une tradition, un complexe de représentations sociales, politiques, religieuses, un code moral, une esthétique. À travers le récit des épreuves et des hauts faits d'un héros ou d'une héroïne, elle met en lumière un monde total, une réalité vivante, un savoir sur le monde. more...

  • Du sublime de Longin (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Par-delà deux millénaires, ce livre nous apporte un souffle vivant, non plus la moisissure des écoles et des bibliothèques » : ainsi le grand critique allemand Ernst-Robert Curtius, dans La Littérature européenne et le Moyen Âge latin (1948), salue-t-il le petit traité Du sublime (Péri Hupsous) ? un sommet selon lui de la rhétorique antique. more...

  • Abhijñ?nash?kuntalamby Kalidasa; Vinay Dharwadker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.00

    Kalidasa?s most famous play refashions an episode from the Mahabharata, magnificently dramatizing the love story of Shakuntala, a girl of semi-divine origin, and Dushyanta, a noble human king. After their brief and passionate but secret union at her father?s forest ashram, Dushyanta must return to his capital. He gives Shakuntala his signet ring, promising... more...

  • Ammianus' Julianby Alan J. Ross

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This volume offers a major reinterpretation of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, one of the main narrative sources for the political history of the later Roman Empire. Arguing for a re-examination of Ammianus' agenda and methods in depicting Julian, the last 'pagan' emperor, it re-analyses his narration of several key moments in Julian's reign. more...

  • L'Art d'Aimerby Ovide

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    A la fois drôle et sérieux, découvrez l?un des plus vieux textes érotiques existants L´Art d´Aimer est une ?uvre en vers écrite à Rome vers l´an 1 de notre ère. Elle demeure un des textes érotiques parmi les plus célèbres au monde. Le poète Ovide s´adresse à nous comme à des élèves, garçons et filles, auxquels il va enseigner l´art d´aimer et... more...

  • Epistola ad Joannem Milliumby Richard Bentley; G. P. Goold

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 17.95

    A special reprint of Alexander Dyce’s edition of the  Epistola  (1691), the work which first brought Bentley fame, and which has long been out of print.  more...

  • A Short Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetryby J. B. Bessinger

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 14.95

    The author has attempted to cover the vocabulary of the whole corpus of Anglo-Saxon verse and make the word-list as broadly useful as possible for the general student of Anglo-Saxon literature. more...

  • Helenae encomiumby Gorgias; Francesco Donadi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 56.00

    Donadi?s edition of Gorgias? Helenae encomium takes into account the entire manuscript tradition of this work, offering definitive readings of many obscure passages. The new text goes beyond the schematic distinction between the Ms. Burneianus A and the Ms. X (Palatinus 88) offered by other current editions. more...

  • Gorgiasby Plato

    Xist Publishing 2016; US$ 0.99

    The Nature of Rhetoric ?If it were necessary either to do wrong or to suffer it, I should choose to suffer rather than do it.? - Gorgias, Plato Gorgias is dialogue written by Plato, based on a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists at a dinner gathering, where Socrates debates with the sophist seeking the true definition... more...