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Christopher Prendergast

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  • Cultural Materialismby Christopher Prendergast

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.30

    Widely regarded as one of the founding figures of international cultural studies, Raymond Williams is of seminal importance in rethinking the idea of culture. In tribute to his legacy, this edited volume is devoted to his theories of cultural materialism and is the most substantial and wide-ranging collection of essays on his work to be offered since... more...

  • The Classicby Christopher Prendergast

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 169.99

    Focusing on a moment and a source in 19th-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic? His enquiry, which centres on the French critic Sainte-Beuve (1804-69), who asked the question 'Qu'est-ce qu'un classique?' in an essay of 1850, takes us on a tour of the history of the 'classic' that provides... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century French Poetryby Christopher Prendergast

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    Present a fresh approach to studying nineteenth-century French poetry through the method of close reading. more...

  • The Triangle of Representationby Christopher Prendergast

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does it mean to create an image that "stands for" something absent?) and a political issue (Who has the right to represent whom?). The Triangle... more...

  • Mirages and Mad Beliefsby Christopher Prendergast

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 45.45

    Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of lime-blossom tea. We now live in less confident times, in ways that place great strain on the assumptions and beliefs that made those earlier readings... more...

  • Septembersby Christopher Prendergast

    Salt Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 2.99

    'Annabel was a black and white figure in the distance, going in through the front doors. She worked behind the reception. I was a history teacher.' As we meet Matt, lying across the backseat of his on/off girlfriend's car, he begins a long confession. It starts with wrestling moves and continues past statue fires, reaching bomb threats and assault... more...

  • A History of Modern French Literatureby Christopher Prendergast

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.45

    An accessible and authoritative new history of French literature, written by a highly distinguished transatlantic group of scholars This book provides an engaging, accessible, and exciting new history of French literature from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, from Rabelais and Marguerite de Navarre to Samuel Beckett and Assia Djebar.... more...

  • For the People, by the People?by Christopher Prendergast

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 65.00

    "Eugene Sue (1804-57), like his contemporary Alexandre Dumas pere, was one of the most successful writers of his time. Les Mysteres de Paris, the novel for which he is most remembered, became a publishing sensation. In its serial form, it took the public by storm - readers fought for copies of the next instalment - and in book form its print-run reached... more...

  • Spectacles of Realismby Margare Cohen; Christopher Prendergast

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.30

    Despite rumors of its demise in literary theory and practice, realism persists. Why this is, and how realism is relevant to current interdisciplinary debates in gender studies and cultural studies, are the questions underlying Spectacles of Realism. With particular reference to nineteenth-century French culture, the contributors explore the role realism... more...

  • In Search of Lost Timeby Marcel Proust; Christopher Prendergast; Lydia Davis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical... more...