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  • Montaigneby Stefan Zweig; Will Stone

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré – driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...

  • Wilhelm von Humboldt, Briefe Juli 1791 bis Juni 1795by Philip Mattson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 391.00

    The c. 150 letters document the first 4 years of Humboldt?s marriage, which he began in rural seclusion, before spending his final year in Jena in daily contact with Schiller. Major themes include constitutional theory, Greek studies, and aesthetics, which are discussed in letter to Gentz, F. A. Wolf, C. G. von Brinkman, and C. G. Körner,... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...

  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...

  • Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readersby Dr Thomas Foerster; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This collection provides a systematic survey of the wide readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo enjoyed in the late Middle Ages. In the last years of the twelfth century this chronicler and imperial notary wrote a series of historical collections that gained considerable and lasting popularity: between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, his... more...

  • The School for Husbandsby Molière

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    The School for Husbands (L'École des maris) is a work by Molière (the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), a French playwright who is often considered to be one of Western literature's great masters of comedy. In a theatre in the Louvre and in the Palais-Royal, Molière found success among the Parisians with The School... more...

  • Flaubert's Straight and Suspect Saintsby Aimee Israel-Pelletier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Israel Pelletier argues that Trois contes demands a different kind of reading which distinguishes it from Madame Bovary and other Flaubert texts. By the time he wrote this late work, Flaubert's attitude toward his characters and the role of fiction had changed to accommodate different social, political, and literary pressures. He constructed two... more...

  • Gustave Flaubert, critiqueby Claire-Lise Tondeur

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

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  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 6.99

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...

  • Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch 2010by Ulrich Joost; Alexander Neumann; Bernd Achenbach; Heinrich Tuitje

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 47.72

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch bringt neben Erstdrucken aus dem Nachlaß, insbesondere aus den Sudelbüchern und Tagebüchern, neue Funde von Lichtenberg-Briefen, kommentierte Ausdrucke von nicht wieder veröffentlichten Kalenderartikeln, Miszellaneen zu Person und Werk, eine fortlaufende Bibliographie und regelmäßige Bücherschau, vor allem... more...