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  • Phaedra, by Racineby Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1987; US$ 12.00

    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...

  • Le Cid and The Liarby Pierre Corneille; Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Andromache, by Racineby Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1984; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Shaken Wisdomby Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

    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 experience;... more...

  • Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographiesby Edgard Sankara

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 26.50

    Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of autobiography, Edgard Sankara considers a cross-section of postcolonial francophone writing from Africa and the Caribbean in order to examine and compare for the first time their transnational reception. Sankara not only compares the ways in which a wide selection of autobiographies were received... more...

  • The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narrativesby Christina Kullberg

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography?even as they critique it?as an exploration and expression of the self. They acknowledge its tradition as a colonial discourse and a study of others, but they also... more...

  • Polygraphiesby Alison Rice

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 26.50

    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence, Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including Maïssa Bey, Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Malika Mokeddem. These authors witnessed both the "before" and "after"... more...

  • La quinta de Florenciaby Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

    Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.76

    En La Quinta de Florencia el duque Alejandro hace casarse a un cortesano con una molinera a la que ha seducido, dándoles, además, una dote generosa.   Biographische Informationen Félix Lope de Vega (Madrid, 1562-1637). España. El que fuera llamado "Fénix de los ingenios españoles", Félix Lope de Vega Carpio, nació en Madrid a finales... more...

  • Die Bürgerinitiativeby Wolfgang Ehle

    tredition 2014; US$ 4.65

    Eine BI entsteht häufig dann, wenn die Bürger irgendein Problem drückt, das ihnen von dritter Seite als unausweichlich und als im allgemeinen Interesse hinzunehmend dargestellt wird. Ich bin innerhalb des vergangenen Jahrzehnts mehrfach in Situationen geraten, die das Entstehen von regionalen Protestbewegungen zur Folge hatte. Die durchgängige Erfahrung... more...

  • TRAU KEINEM, DER DEIN BESTES WILL!by Dörte Thieme

    tredition 2014; US$ 11.63

    Trau keinem, der 'dein Bestes' will! Mit einer Provokation wird der Leser in die komplexe Problematik der emotionalen Erpressung eingeführt. Das Buch geht der spannenden Frage nach, warum Menschen ihr immer wieder aufs Neue zum Opfer fallen. Dabei wird die Verkettung zwischen der emotionalen Erpressbarkeit des Erwachsenen und prägenden emotionalen... more...