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  • Saint-exuperyby Stacy Schiff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 30.00

    Provides an in-depth study of the swashbuckling life and writing career of Antoine de Saint-Exupe+a7ry, discussing his role as a pioneering aviator, disastrous marriage, complex personal life, and literary work, including the classic, The Little Prince. more...

  • Friedensschriftenby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Michael Köhler; Michael Köhler; Michael Köhler

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 7.63

    Jean Jacques Rousseaus Schriften zur Stiftung eines fortdauernden Friedens unter den europäischen Völkern, der "Extrait du Projet de Paix Perpétuelle de Monsieur L?Abbé de Saint-Pierre? und der "Jugement sur la Paix Perpétuelle?, haben eigenständige Bedeutung in der systematischen Entfaltung eines rechtsphilosophischen Themas, das Kant in... more...

  • Leben und Meinungen berühmter Philosophenby Diogenes Laertius; Otto Apelt; Klaus Reich; Hans G Zekl

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2008; US$ 11.45

    Die ca. 220 n. Chr. verfaßten unterhaltsamen Berichte und Sagen bieten die umfassendste aus dem Altertum erhaltene Geschichte der antiken Philosophie von den Anfängen bis zu Epikur in literarischer Form. Das Werk gilt bis heute als wichtige Quelle, der Verfasser als philosophische Klatschbase und Archivar der Antike. more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Nicholas Cronk; Christopher Fry

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    Rostand's hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair -... more...

  • Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliahby Jean Racine; John Cairncross

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    Strongly influenced by Classical drama, Jean Racine (1639-99) broke away from the grandiose theatricality of baroque drama to create works of intense psychological realism, with characters manipulated by cruel and vengeful gods. Iphigenia depicts a princess's absolute submission to her father's will, despite his determination to sacrifice her to gain... more...

  • Maldoror and Poemsby Comte Lautreamont

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 19.18

    Insolent and defiant, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-styled Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), depicts a sinister and sadistic world of unrestrained savagery and brutality. One of the earliest and most astonishing examples of surrealist writing, it follows the experiences of Maldoror, a master of disguises pursued by the police as the incarnation... more...

  • Fleursby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    « Lorsque vous prenez une fleur dans les mains et que vous la regardez attentivement, elle devient votre univers le temps d'un instant. Je veux offrir cet univers aux autres, à tous ceux qui n'ont pas le temps de regarder une fleur. Je veux que les gens la voient, qu'ils le veuillent ou non », disait Georgia O'Keeffe. Les fleurs sont au centre de la... more...

  • On Readingby Marcel Proust; John Ruskin; Eric Karpeles; Damion Searls

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort. The only books that we truly absorb are those we read with real appetite, after having worked hard... more...

  • Shadowby Marcia Brown; Marcia Brown; The French of Blaise Cendrars; Marcia Brown

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 7.99

    Shadow lives in the forest... It goes forth at night to prowl around the fires. It even likes to mingle with the dancers... Shadow... It waves with the grasses, curls up at the foot of trees... But in the African experience Shadow is much more. The village storytellers and shamans of an Africa that is passing into memory called forth for... more...

  • Brief Lives: Marquis de Sadeby David Carter

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    As explicit in his prose as he was in his private life, the Marquis de Sade remains one of the most controversial writers of all time. This new biography, by the acclaimed translator and author David Carter, promises to shock as much as it informs. Arrested many times for sexual misdemeanors, the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in the Bastille, where... more...