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  • Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in Frenchby Douglas L. Boudreau; Marnie M. Sullivan; Laura Call; Nathan Germain; Gilles Mossière; Roland Racevskis; Annie Smart; James Whitlark

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 83.50

    Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French applies the methods of ecocritical inquiry to French literature. To date, there is very little ecocritical scholarship on French-language literature and, indeed, very little on any non-Anglophone literature. This collection was created with two audiences in mind: it introduces an ecocritical perspective... more...

  • Understanding Marcel Proustby Allen Thiher; James Hardin

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    An overview of Proust's development as a writer and an in-depth study of his major novel, In Search of Lost Time more...

  • Bad Formby Kent Puckett

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    Bad Form argues that the social mistake--the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas--is crucial to the structure of the nineteenth-century novel. more...

  • Marie NDiayeby Andrew Asibong

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    First critical study of prize-winning French author Marie NDiaye. more...

  • Spoiled Distinctionsby Hannah Freed-Thall

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    Spoiled Distinctions charts twentieth-century experiments in the aesthetics of the ordinary, arguing that Proust and his literary and philosophical successors (Francis Ponge, Nathalie Sarraute, Yasmina Reza, Pierre Bourdieu, and Roland Barthes, among others) multiply strategies for reading and valuing the everyday. more...

  • The Censorship Effectby William Olmsted

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    The Censorship Effect argues that the stylistic features that prompted the criminal indictment of Madame Bovary and Les Fleurs du Mal were the products of an intense struggle and negotiation with a culture of censorship. more...

  • Claude Simonby Jean H. Duffy; Alastair Duncan

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 72.99

    This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon's fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel "Le Jardin des Plantes" (1997). more...

  • Calixthe Beyalaby Nicki Hitchcott

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 72.99

    The most successful female writer from Francophone Africa, Calixthe Beyala occupies an unusual place in French literary and popular culture. Her novels are bestsellers and she appears regularly on French television, yet a conviction for plagiarism has tarnished her reputation. Thus, she is both an "African" author and a proven literary "fake." In Calixthe... more...

  • Patrick Chamoiseauby Maeve McCusker

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 72.99

    This timely new book skillfully examines the work of the award-winning writer Patrick Chamoiseau. Considered by many as one of the most innovative writers to hit the French literary scene in over 40 years, Chamoiseau made his name with his book Texaco (published in 1992 and winner of the highest literary prize in France, the Prix Goncourt). His books... more...

  • Roland Barthes at the Collège de Franceby Lucy O'Meara

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    A full-length account of Barthes' lecture courses given in Paris,1977-80, placing his teaching within institutional, intellectual and personal contexts. Analysing texts and recordings of the four lectures together with his 1970s output, it brings together all the strands of Barthes' activity as writer, teacher and public intellectual. more...