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  • The Comedies of Machiavelliby Niccolò Machiavelli; David Sices; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.95

    This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli's comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake; of his version of Terence's The Woman From Andros; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia . more...

  • Petrarca-Hermeneutikby Catharina Busjan

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    Petrarch?s Rimes arefrequently edited and commented upon. 16th-century commentators do not only provide explanations of words, verses, or sections, but alsopresent their ownobservations as well as related texts, e.g.,Petrarch?s Canzoniere . Graphology and editorial guidelines are combined with exegetic and interpretative processes, so... more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    A  collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author. more...

  • CliffsNotes on Dante's Divine Comedy-I Infernoby Nikki Moustaki; James L. Roberts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Divine Comedy: Inferno takes you deep inside Dante's vision of Hell, the first... more...

  • A Donkey's Taleby Stefano Gorla; Angela Marchetti

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 9.95

    In this awe-inspiring tale, the life of Jesus is imaginatively retold by an improbable witness: a donkey! Sensitively expressed and colorfully illustrated, A Donkey?s Tale encourages children ages 6?8 to also be witnesses to the faith. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of French Literatureby John Flower

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    The Historical Dictionary of French Literature covers the history of the principal authors and movements in the history of imaginative French literature since the 9th century. It also contains analyses of a selection of key texts and lists works inspired by major historical or political events such as the two World Wars with an emphasis on the... more...

  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... more...

  • The Art of Commediaby M.A. Katritzky

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 252.00

    Italian comedians attracted audiences to performances at every level, from the magnificent Italian, German and French court festival appearances of Orlando di Lasso or Isabella Andreini, to the humble street trestle lazzi of anonymous quacks. The characters they inspired continue to exercise a profound cultural influence, and an understanding of the... more...

  • L' écrivain scéniqueby Michel Vaïs

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25

    Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage. more...

  • Identity and Ideologyby Julie Chandler Hayes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 75.00

    The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot... more...