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  • Pastiche, Fashion, and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjectsby Paula Radisich

    University of Delaware Press 2013; US$ 42.50

    This book analyzes the genre subjects created by Jean Siméon Chardin in the 1730s and 1740s as exemplars of a period-specific aesthetic known as the goût moderne or Modern taste, a category shaped by the literary Quarrel of the Ancients versus the Moderns. more...

  • The Plausible Worldby Bertrand Westphal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    In The Plausible World , the intersections of literature and cartography enable readers to understand that place is anything but purely geographic: a plausible world is created as a strategy to fill the void. Innovative in his approach, Westphal challenges the view that perceptions and representations of space are stable or straightforward. more...

  • Baudelaire on Poeby Charles Baudelaire; Lois and Francis E. Hyslop

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 12.00

    Renowned poet Charles Baudelaire played a significant role in introducing Edgar Allan Poe to French readers by publishing widely read criticisms and translations of Poe's writings. The two writers shared an appreciation for the exotic, a taste for morbid subjects, and a devotion to artistic purity. Baudelaire immersed himself in the study of English... more...

  • Lettres sur l'Angleterreby Edmond Auguste Texier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "C'est la troisième fois que je visite Londres, et je me rends publiquement cette justice que je n'ai jamais franchi le détroit sans me munir d'un parapluie. À Douvres et à Folkestone, la température est encore assez traitable, le soleil égaie même de quelques rares sourires ces deux petits ports qui regardent la France ; mais à Londres...... more...

  • Where Literature and Science Meetby Kathryn St.Ours

    TrueHeart Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.00

    Jean-Loup Trassard has published more than forty books over the past 50 years. Despite the diverse generic and stylistic diversity of his work, he has remained constant in his effort to depict the rural way of life. more...

  • The Novels of Worldlinessby Peter Brooks

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    Contending that a search for "realism" distorts the writing of Crébillon, Marivaux, Laclos, and Stendahl, Peter Brooks considers their novels with reference to the manner in which the characters explore their worth and pursue their own systems of relationships. The novels discussed are used as examples of the fictional exploitation of the drama inherent... more...

  • Racine's Mid-Career Tragediesby Jean Racine; Lacy Lockert

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    Translated into English rhyming verse, with introductions, by Lacy Lockert, the four plays included in this volume are Berenice, Bajazet, Mithridate, and Iphigenie . They are significant for their inherent excellence, and for what they reveal about the development of a great dramatist. Originally published in 1958. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • The Androgyne in Early Modern Franceby Marian Rothstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power. more...

  • Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studiesby Laine E. Doggett; Daniel E. O'Sullivan

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 99.00

    Essays using feminist approaches to offer fresh insights into aspects of the texts and the material culture of the middle ages. more...

  • Léo Maletby Alfu

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Découvrez les oeuvres et la vie du grand romancier noir Léo Malet Léo Malet (1909-1996) est le père de Nestor Burma, le premier grand détective privé de la littérature française, immortalisé à l´écran et en bande dessinée. Son parcours, de la poésie surréaliste au roman d´énigme noir, se caractérise par une personnalité littéraire hors du commun.... more...