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  • Against Autobiographyby Lia Nicole Brozgal

    UNP - Nebraska 2018; US$ 50.00

    The work of Tunisian Jewish intellectual Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is often read as thinly veiled autobiography. Questioning the prevailing body of criticism, which continues this interpretation of most fiction produced by francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal shows how such interpretations of... more...

  • Briefe Juli 1791 bis Juni 1795by Philip Mattson; Wilhelm von Humboldt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 183.99

    Dieser zweite Band der umfassenden Sammlung der Briefe des Philosophen, Bildungsreformers, Linguisten und Freundes der Weimarer Klassik umfasst rund 150 Briefe, die die vier ersten Ehejahre des soeben aus dem Staatsdienst Ausgeschiedenen dokumentieren, die er zunächst in ländlicher Zurückgezogenheit seinen Studien lebend, im letzten Jahr in täglichem... more...

  • Introduction to Proustby Derrick Leon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.43

    This book, first published in 1940, provides an introduction to the life and work of the French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. This book will be of interest to students of literature. more...

  • Georges Batailleby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.89

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas – the sacred, community and eroticism – are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is argued to be of continuing relevance to sociological thought.... more...

  • Five Weeks in a Balloonby Jules Verne; Frederick Paul Walter; Arthur B. Evans

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    First complete English translation of Verne’s debut novel from 1863 more...

  • Enamels and Cameos and Other Poemsby Theophile Gautier; Agnes Lee

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.60

    A creative innovator who boldly traversed traditional boundaries separating different genres and schools, French poet Theophile Gautier was extremely influential, playing a role in shaping the styles of poets from T. S. Elliot to Ezra Pound. In this, his most acclaimed collection of verse, Gautier offers his philosophical ponderings and lyrical musings. more...

  • Hollywood Presents Jules Verneby Brian Taves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days , the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon , and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth . One of the most widely... more...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Die beiden Diskurse zur Zivilisationskritikby Johannes Rohbeck; Lieselotte Steinbrügge

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this series the most important works in the history of philosophy are discussed with cooperative commentary from internationally renowned philosophers. Each volume contains 12 to 15 essays, and follows the organizational structure of the discussed philosophical work. Essential reading for students and academics alike, the series elucidates... more...

  • Story, Myth, and Celebration in Old French Narrative Poetry, 1050-1200by Karl D. Uitti

    Princeton University Press 2015; Not Available

    Twelfth-century France has been described as the key to many of the most important developments of medieval civilization. Nowhere is this description more accurate than in the domain of poetic invention. The years 1050 to 1200 witnessed the development of a brilliant body of vernacular narrative that not only expressed the complexity of its own time... more...

  • Balzac's Comedy of Wordsby Martin Kanes

    Princeton University Press 2015; Not Available

    Although Balzac's work has been much studied, practically nothing has been written on his use of linguistic concepts. Applying a new approach, this perceptive book demonstrates that the theme and theory of language were central to Balzac's fiction. In considering how the novelist was influenced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century speculation on... more...