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  • Honore de Balzacby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. La Comedie Humaine, Balzac's extraordinary 20-volume fictionalized history of France, has... more...

  • Marcel Proustby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    An avid critic an translator, Marcel Proust is best remembered as author of the novel "The Remembrance of Things Past. more...

  • Principes de politique applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifsby Kurt Kloocke; Lisa Azorin; Paul Delbouille; Etienne Hofmann; Giovanni Paoletti; Laura Wilfinger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 260.21

    This volume makes accessible Benjamin Constant?s major political treatise, which was the basis for his political actions and the development of his political writings. His Principes de politique became one of the decisive starting points of European liberalism. The book contains 1906 tenets of Constant?s political philosophy, which evolved... more...

  • 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...

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

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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 - the... more...

  • Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliahby Jean Racine; John Cairncross

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Fabliauxby Mary Jane Stearns Schenck

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

    This is an interesting book that provides a sane analysis of the relation between form and meaning in the fabliaux. It will henceforth be standard reading for those dealing with what nevertheless remains one of the most problematic genres of Old French Literature for the modern scholar.Keith Busby, Speculum ? A Journal of Medieval Studies , Jan. 1990 more...

  • Figures of the Textby Michael Vincent

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 75.00

    The works of Jean de La Fontaine have invited an extraordinary variety of readings in the three centuries since their composition. By engaging selected fables and tales with contemporary notions of intertextuality, reader reception theory, and grammatology, Figures of the Text raises questions about what “reading La Fontaine” meant in... more...