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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...

  • 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...

  • Mallarmé hors frontièresby Maria de Jesus Cabral

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 100.80

    Mallarmé hors frontières s’attache à dessiner un nouveau profil de Mallarmé et à découvrir la mobilité de sa pensée, contrariant certaines caractérisations irrémédiablement associées à son nom – hermétisme, obscurité, misanthropie vis-à-vis de la réalité... more...

  • Michel Houellebecq sous la loupeby Murielle Lucie Clement; Sabine Van Wesemael

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 112.00

    Michel Houellebecq sous la loupe approfondit le profil de l’œuvre de l’auteur le plus controversé du paysage littéraire français actuel et s’attache à dépasser les études sur cet enfant terrible des Lettres françaises parues à ce jour. En effet, force est de reconnaître que l’intérêt... more...

  • Diderot, Sénèque et Jean-Jacquesby Eric Gatefin

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 112.00

    Dans l’ Essai sur les règnes de Claude et de Néron , dernier texte publié de son vivant, Diderot dresse un portrait élogieux du philosophe Sénèque, dont l’action et les préceptes devraient être, selon son apologiste, l’objet d’une égale admiration. Exploitant l’opinion des uns, contestant... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 79.25

    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...