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  • Writing against Deatby Susan Bainbrigge

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 70.00

    Much has been written on Simone de Beauvoir, one of France’s leading intellectual figures of the 20th century. The sheer volume of her autobiographical writings testifies to her indefatigable questioning of the nature of existence and her personal and public engagement in the world over the best part of a century. This study aims to re-evaluate... more...

  • Samuel Beckett’s Endgameby Mark S. Byron

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00

    This collection of essays – the first volume in the Dialogue series – brings together new and experienced scholars to present innovative critical approaches to Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame . These essays broach a broad range of topics, many of which are inherently controversial and have generated significant levels of debate in the... more...

  • Henri Michauxby Nina Parish

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 98.00

    Henri Michaux is both a recognised poet and visual artist, arguably one of the greatest ‘double artists’ of the twentieth century. This book presents the first detailed examination of a particular interdisciplinary aspect of his production, namely, the innovative experimentation with signs contained in four works: Mouvements, Par la voie... more...

  • Ces forces obscures de l’âmeby Christine Margerrison

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 100.80

    This is the first major investigation of Camus’s prose fiction to explore the developing presentation of women, from the author’s earliest writings to his last, unfinished novel. Avoiding the traditional relegation of this subject to an emotional or private sphere, it traces Camus’s intellectual development in order to demonstrate the... more...

  • Georges Bataille, à l’extrémité fuyante de la poésieby Sylvain Santi

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 102.20

    A l’heure où l’œuvre de Georges Bataille a acquis une nouvelle dimension avec la publication de ses romans et de ses récits dans la Pléiade, il est temps de reconnaître toute son importance au mot de poésie qui, dans son œuvre, éclaire le mieux le rapport complexe que cet auteur entretint avec la littérature,... more...

  • The Last Genetby Hadrien Laroche; David Homel

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    A critical reading of Jean Genet’s last eighteen years, through his politics, writings, and personal experience. more...

  • Poetic Illuminationby Rosemary Lancaster

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 73.00

    In 1980 an exhibition of the Illuminated Manuscripts of René Char held in Paris took the artistic and literary worlds by surprise. It featured illustrations by twenty-eight artists of an array of Char’s hand-written poems. Char’s artistic associations, sp more...

  • Simone de Beauvoirby Ursula Tidd

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    Following its publication in 1949, The Second Sex quickly became one of the fundamental works of feminist thought. In it, Simone de Beauvoir (1908–86) offered up a statement that has informed nearly all feminist and gender scholarship that has followed, “ more...

  • New Impressions of Africaby Raymond Roussel; Mark Ford

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    Poet, novelist, playwright, and chess enthusiast, Raymond Roussel (1877-1933) was one of the French belle époque's most compelling literary figures. During his lifetime, Roussel's work was vociferously championed by the surrealists, but never achieved the widespread acclaim for which he yearned. New Impressions of Africa is undoubtedly Roussel's... more...

  • Jean Genetby Geir Uvsløkk

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00

    Jean Genet. Une écriture des perversions est la première étude consacrée entièrement au sujet de la perversion dans l’œuvre de Jean Genet (1910-1986). Ce sujet – primordial pour Genet – est ici analysé selon trois perspectives à la fois distinctes et profondément liées: les perversions morales, les perversions sexuelles et les perversions textuelles. Voleur,... more...