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Belles Lettres: Manuscripts by the Masters of French Literature
Belles Lettres: Manuscripts by the Masters of French Literature
by Roselyne De Ayala
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Here is a sumptuous look at the original manuscripts of more than 100 famous French writers from the 13th to the 20th century. A billet-doux for francophiles and bibliophiles, Belles Letters offers a comprehensive look at the country's major literary and... (read more)

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Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francopho)
Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francopho)
by Jean Duffy
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Thresholds of Meaning examines contemporary French narrative and explores two related issues: the centrality within recent French fiction and autofiction of the themes of passage, ritual and liminality; and the thematic continuity which links this work... (read more)

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Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographies: From Africa to the Antilles
Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographies: From Africa to the Antilles
by Edgard Sankara
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Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of autobiography, Edgard Sankara considers a cross-section of postcolonial francophone writing from Africa and the Caribbean in order to examine and compare for the first time their transnational reception.... (read more)

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The Forgotten Generation: French Women Writers of the Inter-War Period (French Studies)
The Forgotten Generation: French Women Writers of the Inter-War Period (French Studies)
by Jennifer E Milligan
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As a wave of open misogyny swept through French literature and society in the aftermath of the Great War, a new generation of professional women writers took up pen to redress the situation. They disputed the prescriptive social and cultural roles... (read more)

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Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France
Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France
by Holly Tucker
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Pregnant Fictions explores the complex role of pregnancy in early modern tale-telling and considers how stories of childbirth were used to rethink gendered "truths" at a key moment in the history of ideas. How male medical authorities and female literary... (read more)

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The Letters of Sylvia Beach
The Letters of Sylvia Beach
by Sylvia Beach
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Founder of the Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses, Sylvia Beach had a legendary facility for nurturing literary talent. In this first collection of her letters, we witness Beach's day-to-day... (read more)

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Legenda Research Monographs in French Studies #34: Furetiere's Roman Bourgeois and the Problem of Exchange: Titular Economies
Legenda Research Monographs in French Studies #34: Furetiere's Roman Bourgeois and the Problem of Exchange: Titular Economies
by Craig Moyes
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If Furetiere (1619-1688) hadn't been friends with Racine and Boileau, if he hadn't been famous for his Dictionary and for his battle with the Academie Francaise, it is unlikely that we would still be speaking of the Roman bourgeois (1666). Its qualities... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in French #67: Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature
Cambridge Studies in French #67: Writing Marginality in Modern French Literature
by Edward Hughes
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Hughes explores how cultural centres require the peripheral, and the deviant to define themselves.... (read more)

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Humanism in Crisis: The Decline of the French Renaissance
Humanism in Crisis: The Decline of the French Renaissance
by Phillipe Desan
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This doctoral dissertation reviews the development of methods for deriving human insulin, largely from porcine insulin. Discussed are methods such as enzymatic peptide synthesis; transpeptidation using trypsin with both porcine insulin and synthetic... (read more)

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Reading an erased code :romantic religion and literary aesthetics in France
Reading an erased code :romantic religion and literary aesthetics in France
by Michel Despland
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Follows five writers through the shift in France at the end of the 18th century from the religious to the literary reading of Scripture. Shows how Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Nodier, Vigney, and Nerval brought autobiographical voices and a range of... (read more)

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A Glass Full of Stars
A Glass Full of Stars
by Mallory Dorn Hart
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For the stubborn young widow Baronne Caroline Jeunot, making and selling the best Champagne in 1813 France is everything. This sweeping historical novel of the brooding Champagne industry, of Bonaparte's bloody aggressions against Europe, and the popping... (read more)

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Toward A New Poetics: Contemporary Writing in France
Toward A New Poetics: Contemporary Writing in France
by Serge Gavronsky
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"Timely and provocative. . . . A pioneer work both in its format and in the range of authors it presents. I came away with an enlarged sense of the French cultural scene and the vitality of the players."—Richard Macksey, author of The Structuralist... (read more)

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Smile of Truth: The French Satirical Eulogy & Its Antecedents
Smile of Truth: The French Satirical Eulogy & Its Antecedents
by Annette Tomarken
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Black Paris: The African Writers' Landscape
Black Paris: The African Writers' Landscape
by Benne Jules Rosette
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-327) and index.... (read more)

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Published In Paris: American and British Writers, Printers, and Publishers in Paris, 1920-1939
Published In Paris: American and British Writers, Printers, and Publishers in Paris, 1920-1939
by Hugh Ford
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"List of press publications, periodicals, and newspapers" : p. 404-420. Bibliography: p. 421-426.... (read more)

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Dream of Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture
Dream of Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture
by Lynn R Wilkinson
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Forerunners of the French Novel
Forerunners of the French Novel
by Janet M. Ferrier
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A Bibliography of the Surrealist Revolution in France
A Bibliography of the Surrealist Revolution in France
by Herbert S. Gershman
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French Classical Literature an Essay
French Classical Literature an Essay
by Will G Moore
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From the NRF
From the NRF
by Justin Obrien
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