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  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

  • Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literatureby Simon Gaunt

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 124.99

    Some of medieval culture's most arresting images and stories inextricably associate love and death. Thus the troubadour Jaufre Rudel dies in the arms of the countess of Tripoli, having loved her from afar without ever having seen her. Or in Marie de France's Chevrefoil, Tristan and Iseult's fatal love is hauntingly symbolized by the fatally... more...

  • Wendezeitenby Alfred Gall

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 64.89

    <p>Der Band versammelt Beitr&auml;ge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Z&auml;suren bringt eigenst&auml;ndige Deutungsanspr&uuml;che zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder historische Zusammenh&auml;nge... more...

  • Los miserablesby Victor Hugo

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 7.65

    El progreso, la ley, el alma, Dios, la Revolución Francesa, Waterloo, el idilio amoroso, la prisión, el contrato social, las barricadas de 1832, el crimen, las cloacas de París? todo tiene cabida en esta monumental novela. Y, como su título indica, todo gira en torno a la palabra ?miserable?, pues Víctor Hugo distingue entre los miserables hijos de... more...

  • The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Landby Aimé. Edited Césaire; James Arnold; Clayton Eshleman

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The first bilingual edition of this radically original work 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...

  • Don Juanby Molière; Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 13.00

    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...

  • The School for Wives and The Learned Ladies, by Molièreby Richard Wilbur

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Theatre of Illusionby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 12.00

    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...

  • 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...