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  • In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 5by Marcel Proust; C. K. Scott Moncrieff; D J Enright; Terence Kilmartin

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION In the two novels - The Captive and The Fugitive - contained in this volume, Proust's narrator is living in his mother's apartment in Paris with his lover, Albertine. However, this is far from an idyllic state of affairs. His obsessive love for her means that... more...

  • In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 6by Marcel Proust; C. K. Scott Moncrieff; D J Enright; Terence Kilmartin

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION Time Regained begins in the bleak and uncertain years of World War I. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris and reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature - his past life. This edition... more...

  • Consolationby Anna Gavalda; Alison Anderson

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    An international bestseller and French publishing sensation Consolation is a dazzling, heartbreaking tale of one man, two remarkable women and an unforgettable transvestite. Charles Balanda is forty-seven; a successful architect, he is constantly on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the woman he once loved - Anouk, the tragically... more...

  • Memory and Understandingby Renate Bartsch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 143.00

    This book treats memory and understanding on two levels, on the phenomenological level of experience, on which a theory of dynamic conceptual semantics is built, and on the neuro-connectionist level, which supports the capacities of concept formation, remembering, and understanding. A neuro-connectionist circuit architecture of a constructive memory... more...

  • Politeness and its Discontentsby Peter France

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A 1992 study of the place and nature of the ideal of politeness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writing in France, Britain and Russia. more...

  • Sans masqueby Truda Rosenberg; Christine Klein-Lataud

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 11.99

    L?histoire de la lutte d?une jeune femme pour retrouver son identité. more...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Felix Feneon; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines  collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906?true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here... more...

  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    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...

  • Poems Under Saturnby Paul Verlaine; Karl Kirchwey

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Poems Under Saturn is the first complete English translation of the collection that announced Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) as a poet of promise and originality, one who would come to be regarded as one of the greatest of nineteenth-century writers. This new translation, by respected contemporary poet Karl Kirchwey, faithfully renders the... more...

  • Lives Other Than My Ownby Emmanuel Carrère; Linda Coverdale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 18.99

    From the acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère, an act of generous imagination that unflinchingly records devastating loss and, equally vividly, the wealth of human solace that follows in its wake In Sri Lanka, a tsunami sweeps a child out to sea, her grand-father helpless against the onrushing water. In France, a young woman succumbs to illness, leaving... more...