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Bricktop's Paris
Bricktop's Paris (February 2015)
African American Women in Paris between the Two World Wars
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

LONGLISTED - 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award, presented by the American Library in Paris


Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.

During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize...(Read More)
 
 
Inner Experience
Inner Experience (September 2014)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.

Originally published in 1943, Inner Experience is the single most significant work by one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers. It outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god. Bataille calls Inner Experience a “narrative of despair,” ...(Read More)
 
 
Social Contract, Masochist Contract
Social Contract, Masochist Contract (January 2014)
Aesthetics of Freedom and Submission in Rousseau
Fayçal Falaky - Author

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Theorization of sensual desire was not uncommon in the eighteenth century; like many materialists of the French Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau rejected imperatives founded on metaphysical suppositions and viewed the senses as the only valid source of philosophical knowledge. In Social Cont...(Read More)
 
 
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition (January 2012)
A Bilingual Guide to the French Heritage of New York State / Guide bilingue de l'héritage français de l'état de New York
Eloise A. Brière - Editor

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

Raquette Lake, Ausable River, Lake Bonaparte—despite the number of French place names scattered across the state, New York’s rich and compelling French history has received less attention over the years than its English and Dutch heritage. Aiming to correct this imbalance, J’aime New York, 2nd Edition offe...(Read More)
 
 
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival (January 2011)
Christopher McIntosh - Author

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Lévi and the occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years. Its central focus is Lévi himself (1810–1875), would-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet, and, above all, autho...(Read More)
 
 
A Place in History
A Place in History (October 2010)
Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825
Warren Roberts - Author

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

In 1998, after completing a book on the French Revolution, Warren Roberts took a bicycle ride into the heart of the city in which he had lived for thirty-five years. Thus began a ten-year journey into the history of A...(Read More)
 
 
Oedipus
Oedipus (October 2010)
The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator
François Raffoul - Translator

2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

First English translation of Nasio’s groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

In this long-awaited book, Juan-David Nasio, one of France’s leading Lacanian psychoanalysts, argues that the Oedipus complex represents the core of psychoanalysis as well as the fundamental constitution of the human being. Defyin...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Negritude
Beyond Negritude (September 2009)
Essays from Woman in the City
Paulette Nardal - Author
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

In the aftermath of World War II, Paulette Nardal, the Martinican woman most famously associated with the Negritude movement and its founders Aimé Césaire, Léopold Senghor, and Léon Damas during Paris’s interwar years, founded the journal Woman in the City. This annotated translation, with an in...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy
Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy (July 2009)
Transforming the Tradition
Bernard Flynn - Editor
Wayne J. Froman - Editor
Robert Vallier - Editor

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is arguably the preeminent French philosopher of the last century, and interest in his thought is growing exponentially. This volume celebrates and interrogates the thought of Merleau-Ponty by drawing upon both classic and state-of-the-art assessments, some available in English here for the first time. The result is an...(Read More)
 
 
Frameworks for Mallarme
Frameworks for Mallarme (November 2008)
The Photo and the Graphic of an Interdisciplinary Aesthetic
Gayle Zachmann - Author

The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.

Countering the conventional image of the deliberately obscure “ivory-tower poet,” Frameworks for Mallarmé presents Stéphane Mallarmé as a journalist and critic who was actively engaged with the sociocultural and technological shifts of his era. Gayle Zachmann introduces a writer wh...(Read More)
 
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