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  • Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrativeby Brooke Heidenreich Findley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book takes a new approach to questions of gender and authorship. Examining French literature from the medieval period, it looks not at historical women writers but at female characters in fictional narratives who engage in literary activity. Findley revises our understanding of medieval literary composition as a largely masculine activity, suggesting... more...

  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 10.99

    Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...

  • The Comic Genius of Clémont Marotby Honor J. Aldred

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    In this work, theories of comedy are used to examine the techniques and processes in Marot’s poetry. It begins by considering his use of humor in its historical context, his story-telling skills, and his skill in manipulating language for humor, especially in puns, quotation and allusion. The full extent of the inspiration Marot draws from François... more...

  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; John Murrell

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 7.99

    Immanently readable and stageable prose translation of the epic tale. Cast of 5 women and 12 men, plus minor characters. more...

  • Baudelaire in Chinaby Gloria Bien

    University of Delaware Press 2012; US$ 44.50

    The book examines the reception of Baudelaire in China by translators, critics, scholars, and individual writers. It reveals not only the protean qualities of Baudelaire’s work, but developments and trends in Chinese poetry, literary history, and criticism, as well as political and historical context throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first... more...

  • The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literatureby Emily Wingfield

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    First full-length treatment of the Trojan legend in medieval Scottish literature, showing the various uses for, and the ways in, which it was deployed. more...

  • Remy Belleau et l’art de guérirby Jean Braybrook

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 0.00

    This book fills a gap in the market as it ranges over the whole of Belleau’s work, rather than concentrating solely on La Bergerie or Les Amours et nouveaux eschanges des pierres precieuses. It starts by asking why a group of doctors produced a French edition of Belleau in 1945. It moves on to consider sickness and healing in Belleau’s... more...

  • The Marquis d’Argensby Julia Gasper

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 104.50

    In The Marquis d’Argens : A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive list of d’Argens’ works and separates the realities of his life from the myths that have built up around him. more...

  • On Art and Artistsby T. G. Rosenthal

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 35.99

    These critical essays on art and artists by T.G. Rosenthal, chosen by the author from his considerable output over more than fifty years of writing and reviewing, focus mainly on what has come to be known as ‘Modern British’ art - art from the 20th century. Rosenthal knew many of his subjects personally and some became friends: Michael Ayrton;... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...