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Le Petit Prince (French Language Edition)
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
0156013983
September 4, 2001
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Book Description
In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors. Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.

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Candide
James K. Lowers, PH.D.
0822002833
Apr 1965
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

CliffsNotes on Candide explores the best known philosophic tale from Voltaire. The tale is a vehicle for his profoundest views on politics, religion, and philosophy. At the same time, it is an adventure tale about a young hero who travels far and wide and experiences great dangers.

With this study guide, you’ll see why Voltaire is considered among the greatest satirists in literature. Along with detailed explanations of the plot, your understanding will increase with insight into the life and times of the author. Other features that help you study include Background on Voltaire’s contemporaries and influences Character analyses...



A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593083327
November 2004
Hardcover
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Alexandre Dumas
1593080883
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett : Volume III of The Grove Centenary Editions (Works of Samuel Beckett the Grove Centenary Editions)
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118194
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"I am always deeply puzzled when people say of Beckett, 'Oh, he's so difficult!'–or avant garde, or complex, or . . . ambiguous. It is the profoundest nonsense, for Beckett is perhaps the most naturalistic playwright I know of, as well as the clearest and least obscure. The 'obscurity' resides in the assumption of obscurity. I know that if Beckett's outdoor...


Survey of French Literature
Morris Bishop
0155849646
July 1965
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett : Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118208
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume hardcover set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"[Beckett] settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self-doubting, scrupulous temperament. In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow. In this he seemed to define the mood of an age. But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater. Beckett...


The Count of Monte Cristo (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Alexandre Dumas
1593083335
November 2004
Hardcover
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Poemes, Pieces, Prose
Schpfer
0195016432
Mar 1973
Paperback
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The Lacanian Subject
Bruce Fink
0691015899
November 25, 1996
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Slavoj titek, Journal for Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
The Lacanian Subject not only provides an excellent introduction into the fundamental coordinates of Jacques Lacan's conceptual network; it also proposes original solutions to (or at least clarifications of) some of the crucial dilemmas left open by Lacan's work.

Richard Klein, Cornell University
Fink provides the first clear, comprehensive, systematic account of Lacan's work in English. The influence of this book is certain to be immense on theorists and therapists alike as it provides the fully articulated foundations for a Lacanian pedagogy, and makes generally available a radically new understanding of the analyst's role. A magnificent piece of intellectual synthesis, an imposing and original contribution to psychoanalytic...


Anthologie de La Litterature Francaise
Robert Leggewie
0195062760
Apr 1990
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Book Description
Prepared entirely in French, the revised third edition of this widely used anthology is designed as a basic text for the college survey course in French literature and affords a rich selection of French poetry, prose, and drama from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. The new edition has been revised and expanded to incorporate a variety of new works in each volume, including Moliere's Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, selections from De l'Allemagne and De la litterature by Mme de Stael, a chapter from Colette's La Chatte, a chapter from Les Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir, and a chapter from Les Fruits d'or by Nathalie Sarraute. In addition, concise century-by-century introductions have been added, offering students a more immediate context for the selections.

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The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593083351
November 2004
Hardcover
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Anthologie de La Litterature Francaise
Robert Leggewie
0195062779
Apr 1990
Paperback
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Candide (Dover Thrift Editions)
Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet (Translator)
0486266893
January 1, 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Witty and caustic, Candide has ranked as one of the world’s great satires since its first publication in 1759. In the story of the trials and travails of the youthful Candide, his mentor Dr. Pangloss, and a host of other characters, Voltaire mercilessly satirizes and exposes romance, science, philosophy, religion and government—the ideas and institutions men live by.


A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593081383
August 2004
Paperback
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L Armoire Magique (Chronicles of Narnia (French))
C. S. Lewis
2070546438
January 2002
Paperback
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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Voltaire
1593081782
January 2005
Hardcover
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The Land of Lost Content
Rosemary Lloyd
019815173X
Aug 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Land of Lost Content explores the ways in which nineteenth-century French writers represented childhood and children in their work. Ranging widely through poetry, fiction, autobiographies, and letters, Rosemary Lloyd shows how writers as diverse as Baudelaire and Hector Malot, George Sand
and Pierre Loti, Flaubert and Judith Gautier gradually responded to changing concepts of the self. After a study of central problems and recurrent motifs encountered in autobiography, a chronological survey of fictional texts shows the development of a series of myths of childhood successively
debunked by later writers, who in turn create their own myths. Further chapters explore such central themes as reading, nature, and school, and examine the evolution of a literature in which the child becomes the main protagonist....


Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Other Writings
Marquise de Sade
0802132189
October 1990
Paperback
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Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Voltaire
159308028X
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the finest satires ever written, Voltaire’s Candide savagely skewers this very “optimistic” approach to life as a shamefully inadequate response to human suffering. The swift and lively tale follows the absurdly melodramatic adventures of the youthful Candide, who is forced into the army, flogged, shipwrecked, betrayed, robbed, separated from his beloved Cunégonde, and tortured by the Inquisition. As Candide experiences and witnesses calamity upon calamity, he begins to discover that—contrary to the teachings of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss—all is perhaps not always for the best. After many trials, travails, and incredible reversals of fortune, Candide and his friends finally retire together to a small farm, where they discover that the secret of happiness is simply...


A Short History of French Literature
Sarah Kay
0198159315
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed--though selective--account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an
innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories told at varying pace and with different kinds of focus. Readers can thus take in the broad sweep of historical change, grasp the main characteristics of major periods, or enjoy a close appraisal of individual works
and their contexts. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical style that will make it attractive both to students of French and to non-specialist readers.


Madame Bovary (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Gustave Flaubert
1593080522
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Henry James once said of Madame Bovary, “Emma Bovary’s poor adventures are a tragedy for the very reason that in a world unsuspecting, unassisting, unconsoling, she has herself to distil the rich and the rare. Ignorant, unguided, ridden by the very nature and mixture of her consciousness, she makes of the business an inordinate failure, a failure which in its turn makes for Flaubert the most pointed, the most told of anecdotes.” Along with Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Flaubert’s tragic novel stands as the ultimate portrayal of infidelity in Western literature. Inciting a backlash of immorality charges, the novel was an overwhelming success, and today retains the power to generate empathy and compassion for one of society’s lowest stations.

Sylvere Lotringer is professor of...


Mythologies
Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers (Translator)
0374521506
January 1, 1972
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Book Description
"[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food, and popular rituals (cruises, striptease, eating, wrestling matches) of contemporary life . . . For Barthes, words and objects have in common the organized capacity to say something; at the same time, since they are signs, words and objects have the bad faith always to appear natural to their consumer, as if what they say is eternal, true, necessary, instead of arbitrary, made, contingent. Mythologies finds Barthes revealing the fashioned systems of ideas that make it possible, for example, for 'Einstein's brain' to stand for, be the myth of, 'a genius...


Bataille Klossowski Blanchot ' Writing at the Limit '
Leslie Hill
0198159714
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Examining the work of Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, and Maurice Blanchot together for the first time, this pioneering study explores their response to a double challenge: that of assuming the burden of philosophy while at the same time affirming the shadows, spirits, and specters that
go under the name of literature.


Remembering and the Sound of Words
Adam Pieette
0198182686
July 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book Adam Piette establishes fascinating new links between sound effects and the representation of memory in literary texts. He sets out a workable taxonomy of sound-repetitions in prose and formulates, through a theory of alerting-devices, the ways in which the reader's attention is
drawn to the acoustic surface of the text. Piette scrutinizes Mallarme's prose-poetry, Proust's musical syntax, Joyce's memory-rhymes (from the Portrait of the Artist through Ulysses to Finnegans Wake), and Beckett's prose and drama, demonstrating that sound effects act as intricate reminders of
memory-traces in the text. Despite how widely the four writers diverge in their representations of memory, Piette shows that the use of this memory-rhyme technique is common to them all.


Les Miserables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Victor Hugo
1593080662
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most widely read novels of all time, Les Misérables was the crowning literary achievement of Victor Hugo’s stunning career. Though he was considered the greatest French writer of his day, Hugo was forced to flee the country because of his opposition to Napoleon III. While in exile he completed Les Misérables, an enormous melodrama set against the background of political upheaval in France following the rule of Napoleon I. This newly abridged edition of Les Misérables tells the story of the peasant Jean Valjean—unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert. As Valjean struggles to redeem his past, we are thrust into the teeming underworld of Paris with all...


The Count of Monte Cristo (Modern Library)
Alexandre Dumas
0679601996
July 9, 1996
Hardcover
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Review
"Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could,  or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and  plays." -- George Bernard Shaw


From the Paperback edition.

Review
"Dumas was... a summit of art. Nobody ever could,  or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and  plays." -- George Bernard Shaw


From the Paperback edition.

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How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel
Alain De Botton
0679779159
April 28, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a genius-level piece of writing that manages to blend literary biography with self-help and tongue-in-cheek with the profound. The quirky, early 1900s French author Marcel Proust acts as the vessel for surprisingly impressive nuggets of wisdom on down-to-earth topics such as why you should never sleep with someone on the first date, how to protect yourself against lower back pain, and how to cope with obnoxious neighbors. Here's proof that our ancestors had just as much insight as the gurus du jour and perhaps a lot more wit. De Botton simultaneously pokes fun at the self-help movement and makes a significant contribution to its archives. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Generally writers fall into one of two camps: those...


Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593083653
September 2005
Hardcover
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French
Peter France
0198661258
May 1995
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Nearly four decades have elapsed since the publication of The Oxford Companion to French Literature (OCFL) in 1959, and almost 20 years since the abridged and revised version, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of French Literature (1976). However, as the editor, a professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, notes in his introduction, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (NOCLF) is not simply an updated edition of these earlier works, but a completely new compilation.The changed title reflects the most significant difference: coverage now extends beyond literature produced in France to encompass francophone writing from throughout the world. The NOCLF not only treats individual writers from many countries, but also provides broad survey articles on the literature of...

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