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  • Mother Follyby Françoise Davoine; Judith Miller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If your mentally ill patient dies, are you to blame? For Dr. Françoise Davoine, a Parisian psychoanalyst, this question becomes disturbingly real as one of her patients commits suicide on the eve of All Saints' Day. She herself has a crisis, as she reflects on her thirty-year career and questions whether she should ever return to the hospital. But... more...

  • Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift?s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift?s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms... more...

  • Writing the Early Crusadesby Marcus Bull; Damien Kempf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain. more...

  • Marie de France: A Critical Companionby Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her 'Lais', she also translated Aesop's Fables (the 'Ysopë'), and wrote the 'Espurgatoire seint Patriz' (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information... more...

  • Aventures et expériences littérairesby Amaleena Damlé; Gill Rye

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 92.00

    Dans ce nouveau millénaire, le champ littéraire en France continue à nous offrir des écrivains et des écrivaines étincelant(e)s, qui ne craignent pas de provoquer et de prendre des risques littéraires et philosophiques. Plus que jamais, les écrivaines, qui ont longtemps lutté pour être reconnues comme artistes et penseuses égales aux hommes, se trouvent... more...

  • Reading Unrulyby Zahi Zalloua

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on literary theory and canonical French literature, Reading Unruly examines unruliness as both an aesthetic category and a mode of reading conceived as ethical response. Zahi Zalloua argues that when faced with an unruly work of art, readers confront an ethical double bind, hesitating then between the two conflicting injunctions of either... more...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...

  • Machaut and the Medieval Apprenticeship Traditionby Douglas Kelly

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A close examination of an important theme in Machaut's works. more...

  • Antonin Artaudby Edward Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French... more...

  • Poetik der Fülleby Constanze Fröhlich

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 38.32

    Sämtliche Texte des französischen Dramatikers Valère Novarina, die Leser und Zuschauer beständig mit einem Zuviel an sprachlicher Information konfrontieren, sind dem Prinzip sprachlicher Fülle verpflichtet. Hinter diesem verwirrenden Überfluss verbirgt sich eine leidenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Sprache und dem Sprechen, die nicht nur in... more...