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  • The Imaginary Invalidby Moliere; Charles Heron Wall

    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...

  • Essaysby Michel de Montaigne; Charles Cotton; William Carew Hazlitt

    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...

  • Le Cidby Pierre Corneille; Roscoe Mongan

    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...

  • Path to Peaceby Gabriel Marcel; KR Hanley

    Marquette University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This volume offers five plays by Gabriel Marcel, a multi-talented playwright, dramatic and literary critic, and writer. The selection of plays provides examples of Marcel's concrete, direct dramatic approach to questions of interpersonal relations, love, family, commitment, and creative fidelity. Editor Hanley, a Marcel researcher and translator,... more...

  • The Strangerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    Comprehensive reading and study guides provide concise critical excerpts that offer a scholarly overview of each work, "The Story Behind the Story" that details the conditions under which the work was written, a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, and more. more...

  • Das Fräulein von Scuderiby E.T.A. Hoffmann; Marion Bönnighausen; Heinz Müller-Dietz

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 105.00

    Who isn't familiar with the fascinating events surrounding E.T.A. Hoffmann's famous Mademoiselle de Scuderi? The historical incidents portrayed in the novella were once famously recounted by Voltaire in his Age of Louis XIV. In the series Law in Art - Art in Law (Recht in der Kunst - Kunst im Recht), which is edited by the criminal law... more...

  • Pascal Quignard ou le fonds du mondeby Jean-Louis J. Pautrot

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 56.00

    Pascal Quignard ou le fonds du monde examine la poétique et l’esthétique de l'oeuvre quignardienne tout en esquissant ses parentés avec la pensée contemporaine, proposant une analyse qui dialogue avec les travaux critiques déjà parus.Pascal Quignard s’impose comme l’un des grands écrivains contemporains.... more...

  • Night - Elie Wieselby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Night, a memoir by concentration camp survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, is a key work of Holocaust literature. It bears witness to the horrors endured by a teenage boy whose freedom and family are taken from him. This invaluable reference guide to one of the most remarkable memoirs ever written offers a range of contemporary essays... more...

  • Carthage ou la flamme du brasierby Bernadette Cailler

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 67.20

    Carthage ou la flamme du brasier part d’une suite poétique d’Edouard Glissant, intitulée « Carthage », incluse dans Le sel noir (1960). Creuset des plus fructueux, ce texte a rapidement suscité chez Bernadette Cailler le désir d’explorer d’autres incarnations textuelles contemporaines de ce regard porté... more...

  • Marcel Proust constructivisteby Sjef Houppermans

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 68.60

    A la Recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust est en premier lieu une construction complexe. La composition y est au service du désir, car elle seule permet de faire apparaître la vérité de l’inconscient qui ne saurait s’exprimer par des efforts de mémoire ou par des esquisses psychologiques, mais bien par des figures... more...