French XX Bibliography
Author: William J. Thompson
Publisher: Associated University Presse
The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 58 in the series contains nearly 8,800 entries.
“CHARLES PÉGUY is the only poet of consequence during the last fifty years in France whose work has failed to arouse the smallest critical interest in this country. Compared with Claudel or Valéry, to mention two of his contemporaries, he has simply fallen flat. It almost seems as though the term ‘poetry’ were out of place, or as though, and this is perhaps nearer the truth, the conception of poetry his work implied placed it outside the pale of contemporary criticism. There seems to be nothing for criticism to get its teeth into. Everything is plain sailing. There is no shell to crack, no secret to explore, no difficulty of language, no impenetrable thought, no interplay of images to be unraveled. In whatever direction the critic looks, whether at the technique, the ideas, the images of the psychological sphere, there is nothing to be done, or at any rate nothing worth doing.” —From the Introduction
This a profound and poetic assessment of the relationship between Christianity and liberty, between politics and society, and between Christianity and the modern world. This edition includes a new foreword by Pierre Manent, professor of Political Science at the Centre de Recherches Politiques Raymond Aron in Paris. As the 21st century begins, the relationships this book explores are as relevant as they were in the last century, when French poet and essayist Charles Péguy addressed them in "Memories of Youth" and "Clio I", the two essays in this volume. In these essays Péguy develops his theme of la mystique -- that which a person or a nation is -- and la politique -- mere policy.
Author: Charles Péguy, Anne Green, Julien Green
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Sascha Bru
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Biographical note: Sascha Bru, Genth University, Belgium; Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, UK.
Translated by David L. Schindler, JrIn what is one of the greatest Catholic poetic works of our century, Péguy offers a comprehensive theology ordered around the often-neglected second virtue which is incarnated inhis celebrated image of the little girl Hope'.
Men and Saints
Author: Charles Péguy, Julien Green
After a shipwreck, Edward and Elizabeth find themselves in the center of the earth and live for eighty-one years with the small humans they find there.
The Obscene Bird of Night
Author: José Donoso, Leonard Mades
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
The story of the last member of the aristocratic Azcoitia family, a monstrous mutation protected from the knowledge of his deformity by being surrounded with other freaks as his companions, The Obscene Bird of Night is a triumph of imaginative, visionary writing. Among its luxuriance, fecundity, horror, and energy will not soon fade from the reader's mind.
The Skating Rink
Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
When figure skater Nuria Marti is dropped from the Olympic team, a civil servant secretly uses public funds to build her a skating rink in the ruins of a seaside mansion, but Nuria has affairs and soon the rink becomes a crime scene.