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- Alma Books 2009; US$ 9.99
A brilliant student with a promising career ahead of him as a biologist under the guidance of Nobel Prize-winner Jacques Monod, Michel Benoît decided instead to follow the path of God and take on monastic orders. He entered a monastery at age 22 as an unordained monk, but after more than 20 years of self-sacrifice and a fraught quest for God, Michel... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 78.00
La grande diversité de luvre de Michel Houellebecq a avant tout inspiré le présent recueil. En effet, outre lattention donnée aux romans, plusieurs contributions sont consacrées à la poésie de lauteur et à ses chansons. Les questions sur léthique et la morale houellebecquiennes... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
The Imaginary Invalid is a three-part comedy about a miser who imagines illnesses for himself, and whose doctor milks his hypochondria for everything he can get. Their mutual greed and dishonesty lead to their downfall. It was the last play Moliere ever wrote, and he collapsed whilst playing the hypochondriac, shortly before he died. The play originally... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his vast work collects together some of the most influential essays the world has ever seen, shaping the thoughts Blaise Pascal, René... more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Very loosely based on the life of a French duelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in verse that tells the tale of soldier who is gifted with every imaginable positive attribute -- except that of a handsome appearance. Because of his perceived ugliness (including a disproportionately large nose), Cyrano feels unworthy of the woman he loves... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...