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  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • The Transformations of Godotby Frederick Busi

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, Lucky -- the bizarre names stand out strangely against the bare-bones landscape of Waiting for Godot . In an intriguing new study of one of the most haunting plays of this century, Frederick Busi shows that these names serve important dramatic functions, reinforcing the changing roles assumed by the mysterious characters in their... more...

  • Bonaventure des Périers's Novel Pastimes and Merry Talesby Bonaventure des Périers; Raymond C. La Charité; Virginia A. La Charité

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation... more...

  • The Festive Play of Fernando Arrabalby Luis Oscar Arata

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Along with Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, Fernando Arrabal is a major exponent of the Theater of the Absurd. In this study Arrabal's plays are seen as a contemporary expression of a festive form of theater that flourished during the Middle Ages and that had its roots in the drama of Aeschylus and Aristophanes. With this view of Arrabal's work,... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of the Selfby John M. Dunaway

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    American writer Julien Green's (1900--1998) origins, artistic motivation, and identity was a source of mystery and confusion even for those that most fêted him. The first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française, Green authored several novels ( The Dark Journey, The Closed Garden, Moira, Each Man in His Darkness, and the Dixie... more...

  • A Poet at the Fountainby William Calin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This collection is the first full-length literary study on Machaut, France's leading poet and musician of the 14th century. Machaut's narrative poems, called dits , have only been lightly studied. Here, author William Calin examines the works for their intrinsic merit and for their historical importance in influencing many writers, most notably... more...

  • Critic of Civilizationby L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    As one of the outstanding minds of France, the career of George Duhamel reflects the universal range of his interests. A physician turned poet, playwright, novelist, publicist, critic, and world traveler, Duhamel for half a century has sought as a liberal humanist to defend the moral and aesthetic values of Western civilization against the encroachment... more...

  • Voir, croire, savoirby Pierre-Marc de Biasi; Anne Herschberg Pierrot; Barbara Vinken

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Modern-day research on Flaubert has placed particular emphasis on the bibliothèques de savoir (?libraries of knowledge?) integrated into his literary work. Their status and function, however, have not yet been fully understood. In this volume, members of the Franco-German research group ?Fractal? present their analyses of Flaubert?s... more...

  • Jules Verne's Scotlandby Ian Thompson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    This book weaves in all the reasons why the residents of Scotland love to live here; landscape, beautiful scenery, an air of mystery and the great history of the land. Thompson conveys Verne's deep fascination with Scotland and takes the reader on a journey with Verne from his beloved Heart of Midlothian' to exploring in the Highlands. This... more...

  • Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literatureby Leslie Barnes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies?their cultures, languages, and people?and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor... more...