Prague Noir

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus
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Description : "An intricate, finely crafted and polished tale, The Weeping Woman brings magic-realism to the dimly lit streets of Prague. Through the squares and alleys a woman walks, the embodiment of human pity, sorrow, death. Everyone she passes is touched by her, and Germain skilfully creates an intense mood and feel in her attempt to produce a spiritual map of Prague." The Observer The figure of this bereft woman develops into a memorable symbol: her sudden appearances - on a bridge, in a square, in a room - haunt the book like history, moved to tears." Robert Winder in The Independent "a haunting classic" Madeleine Kingsley in She Magazine


Prague Palimpsest

Author by : Alfred Thomas
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a multilayered text, or palimpsest, that has been constantly revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early twentieth century who established its reputation as the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has become a paradoxical site of inscription and effacement, of memory and forgetting, a utopian link to the prewar and pre-Holocaust European past and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia. Considering a wide range of writers, including the city’s most famous son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the work of poets and novelists such as Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with other famous authors who “wrote” Prague, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. The result is a comparative, interdisciplinary study that helps to explain why Prague—more than any other major European city—has haunted the cultural and political imagination of the West.


The Rhetoric Of Affirmative Resistance

Author by : Julian Wolfreys
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : In this wide-ranging, challenging theoretical study, Julian Wolfreys offers close readings of films, novels and poetry in order to draw attention to the ways in which texts resist acts of reading by performing their own idiomatic, wayward identities. Looking at the construction of identity in Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, James Joyce, Maya Deren, Sylvie Germain, Jacques Derrida, Michel Deguy, and George Eliot, Wolfreys asks the reader to reassess the textual performance of identity by attending to a rhetoric which is simultaneously both resistant to mastery and affirmative of dissonance.


Prague

Author by : Richard Burton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Signal Books
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Description : A treasure house of Gothic, baroque and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols: statues, saints and signs reveal a turbulent history of religious and cultural conflict. As Kafka's nightmare city and home of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech capital also produced two of the twentieth century's emblematic writers. Richard Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical allusion, in which politics and drama have always been intertwined. His interpretation of the city's cultural past and present encompasses opera and rock music, puppetry and cinema, surrealism and socialist realism.


Deconstruction Derrida

Author by : Julian Wolfreys
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : Deconstruction*Derrida contests the notion that what Jacques Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. It also questions the idea that there is a critical methodology called deconstruction which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's thought, of canonical and less well-known literary works.


Prague

Author by : Susie Lunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Description : Prague, the ancient capital of Bohemia is a city steeped in history. In the fourteenth century, under Charles IV, it became one of the most splendid capitals of Europe and its beautiful architecture has survived intact. Since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 the inhabitants of Prague have enjoyed many new freedoms and today this vibrant city attracts over 60 million visitors each year. All aspects of Prague's history and culture are covered in this annotated bibliography.


Historical Dictionary Of Postmodernist Literature And Theater

Author by : Fran Mason
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.


Women S Writing In Contemporary France

Author by : Gill Rye
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : The 1990s witnessed a veritable explosion in women's writing in France, with a particularly exciting new generation of writers coming to the fore, names like Christine Angot, Marie Darrieussecq and Régine Detambel. Other authors such as Paule Constant, Sylvie Germain, Marie Redonnet and Leïla Sebbar, who had begun publishing in the 1980s, claimed their mainstream status in the 1990s with new texts. This book provides an up-to-date introduction to and analysis of new women's writing in contemporary France including both new writers of the 1990s and their more established counterparts. The editors' incisive introduction situates these authors and their texts at the centre of the current trends and issues concerning French literary production today, whilst fifteen original essays focus on individual writers. The volume includes specialist bibliographies on each writer, incorporating English translations, major interviews, and key critical studies. Quotations are given in both French and English throughout. An invaluable study resource, its clear and accessible style makes this book of interest to the general reader as well as to students of all levels, to teachers of a wide range of courses on French culture, and to specialist researchers of French and Francophone literature.


The Babel Guide To French Fiction In English Translation

Author by : Ray Keenoy
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by over 100 authors from France, Quebec, North and West Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work and is followed by an excerpt as a taster. It introduces big names of French literature such as Sartre, Camus, Colette and Duras, and a collection of less familiar writers, such as Driss Chraibi and Madeline Bourdouxhe. It includes a database of French fiction translated in the UK since 1950, with original titles and current prices. This is the third in a series of accessible and illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation, aimed at journalists, academics, teachers and the ordinary reader. The reviews let potential readers have a idea as to whether a work might suit them.


Stephanie Or A Previous Existence

Author by : Herbert Rosendorfer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Europe
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Description : "Stephanie" is a unique blend of fantasy, dark comedy and acute social comment and is Herbert Rosendorfer's most brilliant novel since the publication of "The Architect of Ruins." What begins as a middle class German housewife's nightmare of another existence as an 18th century Spanish duchess who has murdered her husband, turns into reality. Stephanie accepts her prior existence and her crime, so that she can consummate her passion. It is an extraordinary work of art which has enjoyed critical and commercial success throughout Europe, and will shortly be made into a film.


The Book Of Tobias

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Europe 2000 S
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Description : When tragedy strikes and Theodore Lebon is robbed of his adored wife, or rather her head, for only her body remains after a riding accident, the reader is once again in that strange world that Sylvie Germain has made her own


The Medusa Child

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Europe 1992-95 S
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Looking For Trouble

Author by : Virginia Cowles
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York, Harper
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Infinite Possibilities

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Limited
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Description : In this new novel by the celebrated author of The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague, Prokop Poupa, a professor of literature in Prague, is dismissed by the communist regime and reduced to working as a cleaner in a block of flats. He negotiates this diminished existence among a circle of dissidents, until his young son emigrates with his former wife to England, and the arrival of the Velvet Revolution finds Prokop haunted by past bereavements and betrayals and unable to reintegrate himself into society with its new challenges.


Night Of Amber

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : After a childhood of loneliness and anger, Charles-Victor Peniel eventually finds himself in Paris during the riots of May 1968, and becomes involved with dangerous companions who lead him into a murderous situation.


Days Of Anger

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Buccaneer Books
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Description : Deep in the forests of Moran, far from civilization, live families of woodcutters and shepherds. A remote and beautiful world, it is a place where madness still reigns, murder occurs, and bloody punishments are delivered. What has happened to the body of the sensual and beautiful Catherine Corvol, wife of a rich landowner, killed not out of hatred but an excess of love? Around this central enigma, Germain has created a gothic enchantment, a dazzling rural fantasy rich in angels, obsession, and revenge where the reader is carried forward as much by the lyricism and strangeness of the language as by the macabre and fantastic turns of the plot.


Magnus

Author by : Sylvie Germain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Limited
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Description : Magnus is a deeply moving and enigmatic novel about the Holocaust. Magnus is a man searching for his own identity, attempting to piece together the complex puzzle of his life. But his true story turns out to be closer to a painting by Edward Munch than the romantic tale of family heroism and self-sacrifice on which he was nurtured by the woman he believed was his mother. In Magnus, Sylvie Germain uses imagination and intuition to unlock the enigma of human life and confer on history the power of myth and fable.


Sexuality And Masquerade

Author by : Emma Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : A highly inclusive collection, "Sexuality And Masquerade" celebrates the erotics of indecision, of gender performance, of sexual artifice in its full range.


Contemporary Authors

Author by : Gale Group
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.


The Illustrated London News

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Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Smarra Trilby

Author by : Charles Nodier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus European Classics
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Description : Nodier's contes are dense, rich, varied in their settings and imbued with supernaturalism. Trilby is set in the Western highlands of Scotland. It is a touching story, as well as being extremely imaginative, and the Scottish background is finely evoked. Smarra is an altogether more brutal story, extravagantly supernatural, with a stong sexual undercurrent. The Times Literary Supplement


Dissonant Heritage

Author by : J. E. Tunbridge
Languange : en
Publisher by : *Belhaven Press
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Description : A lucid philosophical, theoretical, and practical guide to the creation of an authentic and realistic interpretation of heritage. Demonstrates how sensitivity and ethical approaches can be developed to present the actual history of concentration camps, atrocities, disease, death, and oppression without alienating the observer. Contains planning goals and advice to produce a thoughtful and sympathetic response and lasting understanding of the fate and consequences of real peoples and historic events.


A Report Of A Murder

Author by : Giōrgēs Giatromanōlakēs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dedalus Europe 1995
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Description : The murder of his Professor by a postgraduate Physics student during a lecture at Crete University in November 1990 shocked Greece. Many found Yatromanolakis' novel based on the event equally shocking, as he seemed to have more sympathy for the murderer than the victim and transposed his crime to the world of myth. A Report of a Murder has the same teasing style as Tristram Shandy as we enter the author's labyrinth and share in the novel's sense of tragic inevitability and eternal recurrence.


Rowboat To Prague

Author by : Alan Levy
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Prague

Author by : Jiří Štursa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pav
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Annotated Books Received

Author by : American Literary Translators Association
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Omnibook

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Languange : en
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Omnibook Magazine

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