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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Pierre Corneille's tragicomedy Le Cid is based on the legend of the same name. It tells the story of Rodrigue and Chimene, whose fathers' feud violently interrupts their love. Though they never disavow their love for one another, revenge is deemed more important to each. Corneille's play sparked much dispute about dramatic method. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 120.00
This volume celebrates the career of Keith Busby, one of the most prominent researchers of medieval French literature of our time, or as one of the contributors states, ?one of the true knights errant among us?a scholar defined by the nobility of his intellect who upholds and defends medieval studies.? The chapters presented here bring together leading... more...
- Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 19.99
The first bilingual edition of this radically original work more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 11.23
Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years?to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1987; US$ 11.23
Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. Believing her husband dead, she confesses her love to him and is rebuffed. When her husband returns alive, Phaedra convinces him that it was Hippolytus who attempted to seduce her. In his interpretation, Racine replaced the stylized tragedy with human-scale characters and actions. Introduction... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 12.30
Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Molière's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 13.91
The School for Wives concerns an insecure man who contrives to show the world how to rig an infallible alliance by marrying the perfect bride; The Learned Ladies centers on the domestic calamities wrought by a domineering woman upon her husband, children, and household. ?Wilbur...makes Molière into as great an English verse playwright as he was a... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.37
Richard Wilbur?s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille?s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1984; US$ 13.37
A skillful translation of the classical French tragedy about the captivity of Hector's wife after her abduction by the son of Achilles. The rhymed couplets retain the simplicity of form and powerful language of the original. "[This translation] is a striking tour de force" (Hudson Review). Drawings by Igor Tulipanov. more...
- University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 23.50
In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in the interpretation of colonial and postcolonial... more...