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  • A Passenger from the Westby Peter Thompson; Nabile Fares

    UNO Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    In 1970, Nabile Fares interviewed African-American author James Baldwin for Jeune Afrique magazine. What begins in this book as an interview with Baldwin confronting the history of Black America leads Fares into a journey through his own past. Vivid encounters in France and Spain connect with Fares' remembrances of his native Algeria, its war for independence,... more...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Felix Feneon; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Poems Under Saturn: Poemes saturniensby Paul Verlaine; Karl Kirchwey

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    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 collection's... more...

  • Lives Other Than My Ownby Emmanuel Carrère; Linda Coverdale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment Franceby Nadine Berenguier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns... more...

  • Chrétien Continuedby Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 124.99

    Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner provides the first book-length examination of all four verse continuations that follow Chr--eacute--;tien's unfinished Grail story, a powerful site of rewriting from the late twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. By focusing on the dialogue between Chr--eacute--;tien and the verse continuators, this study demonstrates... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 293.00

    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 over a lengthy... more...

  • 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...

  • Collected Poemsby Arthur Rimbaud; Martin Sorrell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99

    This bilingual editions provides all of Rimbaud's poems, with the exception of his Latin verses and some small fragments. It also includes some of his prose pieces, chosen because they offer a commentary on his poetic concerns. - ;'Rimbaud, the poet of revolt, and the greatest' Albert CamusRimbaud is the enfant terrible of French literature,... more...