• Robert Harvey propose ici la toute première
    étude portant sur les fondements imaginatifs de l'oeuvre d'Anne Hébert et les principes unificateurs de son langage. Il montre d'abord que la poétique hébertienne s'inscrit en filigrane dans les premiers écrits de l'auteure. Puis il
    entreprend une lecture approfondie du « tombeau des rois, l'oeuvre maîtresse dont les ramifications s'étendent à l'ensemble de la production d'Anne Hébert. Robert Harvey livre une interprétation éclairante de ce recueil qui se classe parmi les grandes oeuvres de la littérature universelle.

  • Les rares rescapés des camps de la mort nazis disparaissent de leur mort "naturelle". Ce sont nos témoins modèles. Mais comment pouvons nous prendre la relève de leur "témoinité" sans passer par une expérience d'horreur ? Ce livre propose d'explorer les divers artifices à la disposition de tous et dont l'exercice peut faire de nous des témoins.

  • This collection honors the career of Donald «Sandy» Petrey, Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for over forty years. The diversity of essays - written by colleagues, friends, and former students, and ranging in subject from the traditional Festschrift theme of the honoree's compelling contributions to the study of realism and the novel's role in history, to chapters on Susan Sontag's experimental films, the thought of the late Marxist philosopher André Gorz, silence in the graphic novel, and linguistic disparities between American and Standard Italian - attests to the plasticity of Sandy Petrey's mind and the ample indications of his work. Best-known (and well-loved) for his often gruff, no-nonsense style in teaching and prose, Petrey is celebrated by those whose careers and ideas he has helped to nurture, inform, and embolden. This collection is a fine text for courses in nineteenth-century as well as contemporary French studies and literature.

  • Reverse engineering the word, meme splicing, morpheme replacement therapy, phonetic modifications: these are some of the techniques in play throughout Reading the Bible Backwards, the lyrical thought experiments that make up this eagerly anticipated new collection of poems by Robert Priest. By throwing the Bible and other cultural narratives on the turntable and spinning them backwards, Priest unleashes surprisingly new but strangely familiar music and meaning. Whether the movements are sideways, inverted, or omni-directional, his satire has never been sharper - or darker. Ultimately, though, Priest's lyric voice has never been more finely tuned or elegant, especially in the wonderfully groundbreaking "I Love You Forwards" poems that afford this book its remarkable balance.