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The Nun
Denis Diderot
0192804308
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the seemingly true story of a young girl forced by her parents to enter a convent and take holy orders. A novel mingling mysticism, madness, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it gives a scathing insight into the effects of forced vocations and the
unnatural life of the convent. A succes de scandale at the end of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever since. For Diderot's novel is not simply a story of a young girl with a bad habit; it is also a powerfully emblematic fable about oppression and intolerance.

This new translation includes Diderot's all-important prefatory material, which he placed, disconcertingly, at the end of the novel, and which turns what otherwise seems like an exercise in realism into what is now regarded as a...


Rameau's Nephew and Other Works
Denis Diderot
0872204863
March 2001
Textbook Paperback
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William R. Everdell, St. Ann's School
"It's the best edition and the best translation available, one of Jacques Barzun's most outstanding gifts to teachers. Bravo!"

Book Description
A reprint of the Library of Liberal Arts edition of 1964. This anthology features unabridged translations of Diderot's best work as a literary artist, including those writings that embody his most original and influential ideas.

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Jacques and His Master
Milan Kundera
0060912227
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

About the Author
The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, for more than twenty years. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, The Farewell Party, The Books of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short story collection Laughable Loves--all originally written in Czech. Like Slowness, his two earlier nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.


Jacques the Fatalist
Denis Diderot
0192838741
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Jacques the Fatalist is a provocative exploration of the problems of human existence, destiny, and free will. In the introduction to this brilliant translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with fate and examines the experimental and influential
literary techniques that make Jacques the Fatalist a classic of the Enlightenment.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Function of the Dream and the Body in Diderot's Works
Jennifer Vanderheyden
0820458422
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In addition to his philosophical works and innovative novels, the eighteenth- century writer Denis Diderot is most often recognized as one of the major authors of the Encyclopédie. Described by scholars as a modern and provocative thinker and writer, Diderot inspired intellectual discussion with his theories of artistic mimesis, in which he placed special emphasis on what is not stated in words, but is conveyed through gestures and other non-verbal methods of communication. This book explores Diderot’s representation of the body as a tableau vivant—a literary painting in which the narrator portrays his characters as if suspended in a state of oscillation between paralysis and movement. The Function of the Dream and the Body in Diderot’s Works discusses how Diderot’s depiction of the body poses...


Rameau's Nephew and D'Alembert's Dream
Denis Diderot
0140441735
October 1976
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


The Nun
Denis Diderot
0140443002
May 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the seemingly true story of a young girl forced by her parents to enter a convent and take holy orders. A novel mingling mysticism, madness, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it gives a scathing insight into the effects of forced vocations and the
unnatural life of the convent. A succes de scandale at the end of the eighteenth century, it has attracted and unsettled readers ever since. For Diderot's novel is not simply a story of a young girl with a bad habit; it is also a powerfully emblematic fable about oppression and intolerance.

This new translation includes Diderot's all-important prefatory material, which he placed, disconcertingly, at the end of the novel, and which turns what otherwise seems like an exercise in realism into what is now regarded as a...


Denis Diderot, Wicked Philanthrope: A Translation of Est-IL Bon Est-IL Mechant
Denis Diderot
0819153389
July 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
An accurate and interesting translation of Diderot's last play, "Is He Good or Is He Bad?," a comedy which traces the humorous misadventures of Hardouin, a Parisian man of letters.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
Denis Diderot
0140444726
May 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Jacques the Fatalist is a provocative exploration of the problems of human existence, destiny, and free will. In the introduction to this brilliant translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with fate and examines the experimental and influential
literary techniques that make Jacques the Fatalist a classic of the Enlightenment. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Gardens and Landscapes in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert: The Letterpress Articles and Selected Engravings
Terence M. Russell
1859281389
July 1999
Hardcover
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Diderot on Art, Volume II
Denis Diderot
0300062524
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot
Michael Fried
0226262138
September 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
With this widely acclaimed work, Fried revised the way in which eighteenth-century French painting and criticism were viewed and understood.

"A reinterpretation supported by immense learning and by a series of brilliantly perceptive readings of paintings and criticism alike. . . . An exhilarating book."--John Barrell, London Review of Books



Selected Philosophical Writings
Denis Diderot
0313252289
Feb 1987
(Hardcover) - French
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Book Description
This selection provides the reader with the text of Diderot's more important philosophical writings.

Language Notes
Text: French, English


Art Criticism as Narrative: Diderot's Salon de 1767, Vol. 13
Julie Wegner Arnold
0820426628
February 1996
Hardcover
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The publisher, Peter Lang Publishing
This study explores how Denis Diderot watches himself dramatize eighteenth-century French art on the stage of his imagination. It illustrates how Diderot's fanciful self-projection into paintings inspires him emotionally, energizes his prose, and transforms static paintings into mental theater. It examines the beholder's role in bringing portraits to life. The study also shows how the interplay between the rational and creative functions of Diderot's genius structures his experience and narration of art.


Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, Vol. 1
Denis Diderot
0486274284
Jan 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume 1 of a two volume set of the first paperbound edition of 485 remarkable plates (over 2,000 illustrations) that accompanied landmark work of the Enlightenment. Sharply detailed royalty-free plates depict agriculture, military science, metalwork, mining, textile manufacture, masonry, carpentry, much more. Invaluable resource for art and craft use. Introduction and detailed captions by Charles C. Gillispie. Bibliography.


Diderot and Rousseau's Contributions to Aesthetics
Servanne Woodward
0820414778
November 1991
Hardcover
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Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, Vol. 2
Denis Diderot
0486274292
Jan 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume 2 of a two volume set of the first paperbound edition of 485 remarkable plates (over 2,000 illustrations) that accompanied landmark work of the Enlightenment. Sharply detailed copyright-free plates depict agriculture, military science, metalwork, mining, textile manufacture, masonry, carpentry, much more. Invaluable resource for art and craft use. Introduction and detailed captions by Charles C. Gillispie. Bibliography.


Diderot's Politics: A Study of the Evolution of Diderot's Political Thought after the Encyclopedie
Anthony Strugnell
9024715407
July 1973
Hardcover
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