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1 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a small bump to the head of the spine, in dust jacket with light shelfwear to the lower extremities and a few accompanying creases. 
An analysis of one of France's greatest authors of the early twentieth century, the man credited with coining the term "surrealisme" and the forefather of early dadaism and futurism. Index. 
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2 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 080578246X / 9780805782462 First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, notes, references, index, glossary. 
Critical study of the adventurous and influential French poet and critic, who is credited with coining the word "surrealism" and with defining and championing many of the key "isms" in twentieth century arts and letters. Twayne World Authors series #14. 
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3 (Baudelaire, Charles). Hyslop, Lois Boe CHARLES BAUDELAIRE REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Critical appraisal of the life and works of one of the great masters of French poetry and criticism. Twayne's "World Authors" series # 202. 
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4 (Baudelaire, Charles). Starkie, Enid BAUDELAIRE
(Norfolk, Connnecticut): A New Directions Book, (1958). B0007DF6WM First U.S. revised edition. ''Definitive'' reworking of a book originally issued in 1933 by Putnam. Hardcover. A whisper of wear at the spine ends, else fine, in turquoise cloth shelfback over gray boards; in a lightly rubbed, mildly worn, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to upper rear panel. [623] pages. 
Essential study of "the man who produced what's arguably the most celebrated collection of verse in the history of modern poetry" by the Irish-born critic of French literature. "Baudelaire lived deep inside of her soul."--Richard Oxman. 
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5 (Cocteau, Jean). Knapp, Bettina L. JEAN COCTEAU: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805782397 / 9780805782394 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of Cocteau and his avant-garde influence through his poetry, plays, novels, films, and graphic arts. Knapp uses information culled from interviews with Cocteau and her knowledge of his works and life to describe this very original artist. 
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6 (Copeau, Jacques). Rudlin, John JACQUES COPEAU
Cambridge/London/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 052127303X / 9780521273039 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In Cambridge's Directors in Perspective series. Trade Paperback. Production creasing to rear cover, else fine, in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Assessment of the work and influence of the pioneering director long regarded as one of the fathers of twentieth-century French theatre. 141 pages, including index. Illustrated. Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 (Esquiros, Alphonse). Zielonka, Anthony ALPHONSE ESQUIROS (1812-1876): A Study of His Works
Paris-Geneve: Champion-Slatkine, 1985. 2051006970 / 9782051006972 First edition. Yellow ghosts from several sticker removals to the back cover, else a fine copy in pictorial stiff wraps. 
Alphonse Esquiros was one of the most prolific and interesting members of the group of writers who are referred to as "Les Petits Romantiques." He pursued an active literary career and became deeply involved in socialist and republican politics. 
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8 (Flaubert, Gustave). Gans, Eric MADAME BOVARY: The End of Romance
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805779841 / 9780805779844 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Widow'' by Thomas Couture. Chronology of Flaubert's life and works, bibliography, index. 
MADAME BOVARY, first published in book form in 1857, is analyzed as one of the first works of modernism, as opposed to the realistic tradition with which it is often identified. Gans discusses the use of an impersonal narrator, and a female protagonist. 
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9 (Genet, Jean). Thody, Philip JEAN GENET: A Study of his Novels and Plays
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with light rubbing and tanning to the panels. 
A critical study of the novels and plays of Genet, including THE SCREENS and THE BALCONY, which focuses on the ideas and the literary technique of the controversial author. Listing of productions of Genet's plays, bibliography, notes and references. 
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10 (Mauriac, Francois). O'Connell, David FRANCOIS MAURIAC REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1995). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A lucid, jargon-free introduction to Mauriac, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, updating Maxwell Smith's well-received FRANCOIS MAURIAC. Twayne's World Author Series #844. 
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11 (Montaigne, Michel de). Regosin, Richard L. THE MATTER OF MY BOOK: Montaigne's Essais as the Book of the Self
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1977). 0520034767 / 9780520034761 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green cloth with black spine titles; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket. [275] pages, including Notes, Bibliography, Index, Index of Essays. 
Analyzes the complex relationship between Montaigne's "self" and the formal characteristics of the essays. Form, subjectivity, and history are considered as part of a dynamic and multi-layered textual system. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 (Proust, Marcel). Bucknall, Barbara J. MARCEL PROUST REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805782745 / 9780805782745 First edition thus. Twayne's World Authors Series #830. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study explicating the themes of art, society and love in Proust's seminal work, A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU, or REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS PAST. 
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13 (Proust, Marcel). Cocking, J.M. PROUST: Collected Essays on the Writer and His Art
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1982). 0521287995 / 9780521287999 First edition: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Faint offsetting and mild staining to the edges of the endpapers, else a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 307 pages; notes and an index. Illustrated. An uncommon book. 
The aim of this collection is to bring together all Professor Cocking's main writings on Proust in a single volume. The book offers both an introduction that is fully accessible to the newcomer as well as original studies for the specialist. 
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14 (Rabelais, Francois). Zegura, Elizabeth Chesney and Tetel, Marcel RABELAIS REVISITED
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An eloquent study arguing that the theme of exchange permeates GARGANTUA AND PENTAGRUEL. Twayne's World Authors Series #837. 185 pages including index. 
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15 (Romains, Jules). Norrish, P.J. DRAMA OF THE GROUP: A Study of Unanimism in the Plays of Jules Romains
Cambridge: At the University Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, in a dust jacket with corners clipped, mild edgewear, and sticker ghost to the front flap. 
Norrish discusses "unanimist" theory, and how it illuminates the relationship between the individual and the group, and briefly applies these concepts to the works of writers including Hugo and Zola, and then focuses his analysis on the plays of Romains. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (Rothschild, Baron). Picot, Emile; compiler CATALOGUE DES LIVRES COMPOSANT LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE FEU M. LE BARON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD
New York: Burt Franklin, [1965]. Facisimile of the original Paris edition of 1884. In five volumes. Hardcover. A fine set bound in red cloth, gilt spine; without dust jackets, as issued. Indexed. 
Catalogue of the library of the Baron Rothschild, compiled and with biographical introduction by Emile Picot. Arranged by subject and generously illustrated with reproductions of woodcuts, ornaments, typography, and color photos of bindings. In French. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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17 (Sartre, Jean-Paul). Boschetti, Anna THE INTELLECTUAL ENTERPRISE: Sartre and Les Temps Modernes
Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern Univ. Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
The first English translation of Boschetti's study of Sartre's dominance over the French intellectual life of his day, comparing Sartre' stature in his own time to Hugo's and Voltaire's in theirs. 279 pages including an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (Starrett, Vincent). Hugo, Victor RUY BLAS: A Drama in Five Acts
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. First U.S. edition: one of five hundred numbered copies, this is #493. Translated from the original French by ''W.D.S.A.'' Hardcover. Fine in forest green binding decorated with gilt devices and lettering; no dust jacket. From Vincent Starrett's library with his enchanting bookplate to front pastedown and SIGNED by him to the half-title. 
1838 verse drama, which christened Hugo's new Theatre de La Renaissance--a gift to him from the French Royal Family. In the Edition De Luxe, illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates and intext compositions by Adrien Moreau, etched by Champollion. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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19 (Stendahl). Adams, Robert M. STENDAHL: Notes on a Novelist
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1959). First appearance of this edition. 228 pages. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, mild flecking at upper edges, thus near fine, in full green cloth with silver spine stamping; in an age-toned, rubbed, edgeworn about near fine dust jacket with a diagonal scratch to front panel, short tear to lower rear. 
"Definitively, with super scholarship, Mr. Adams shows Marie Henri Beyle and his alter-ego Stendahl, to be inextricable."--Leo Lerman. "Some of the most penetrating observations on Stendhal that have been made in English...beautifully written."--TLS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 (Stendhal, M.) Humphries, Jefferson THE RED AND THE BLACK: Mimetic Desire and the Myth of Celebrity
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805783520 / 9780805783520 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Church of Saint-Severin'' by Maurice Utrillo. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of Stendhal's 1830 novel about Julien Sorel and his life in Restoration France. Mr. Humphries describes the use of realism, the function of desire, and utilizes examples from 20th Century media to further illuminate the text. 
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