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1 Alfred de Vigny; J C A Havinga Lectures Classiques No. 2: La Fin de Cinq-Mars par Alfred de Vigny
W E J Tjeenk Willink 1928 Hardcover Good 
Nice hardbound booklet. 132 pages. Our copy has some traces of remnants of dust cover stuck to endpapers, a few small marks in pencil to text. Text is completely in French. Small clothbound collections of critical lectures on the work of Alfred de Vigny.

Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny (1797 - 1863) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist. He was a major figure in the French Romantic movement. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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2 Bart, Benjamin The Legendary Sources of Flaubert's Saint Julien (University of Toronto romance series)
University of Toronto Press 1977 0802053734 / 9780802053732 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover in blue cloth stamped in gilt. No marks or writing in book. Light spot to front side along knuckle of spine. Otherwise Fine condition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Erotism: Death and Sensuality, Bataille, Georges
3 Bataille, Georges Erotism: Death and Sensuality
San Francisco City Lights 1986 0872861902 / 9780872861909 First City Lights Edition Paperback Like New 
City Lights, 1986. First City Lights Edition. Softcover; 276 pages, plus bibliography and index. No marks or writing to book. Covers glossy and clean. As new.

Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality—Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective. He challenges any single discourse on the erotic. The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade, from St. Therese to Claude Levi-Strauss and Dr. Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is "a psychological quest not alien to death." " . . . one of the most original and unsettling of those thinkers who, in the wake of Sade and Nietzsche, have confronted the possibility of thought in a world that has lost its myth of transcendence."--Peter Brooks, New York Times Book Review "Bataille is one of the most important writers of the century."--Michel Foucault "[An] urgent, thrusting book about love, sex, death and spirituality by Georges Bataille."--Mark Price, Philosophy Now Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a French intellectual and literary icon who wrote essays, novels, and poems exploring philosophical and sociological subjects such as eroticism and surrealism. City Lights published more of Bataille's works including The Impossible, The Tears of Eros, and Story of the Eye.

Contents:
Part one: Eroticism in inner experience -- The link between taboos and death -- Taboos related to reproduction -- Affinities between reproduction and death transgression -- Murder, hunting and war -- Murder and sacrifice -- From religious sacrifice to eroticism -- Sexual plethora and death -- Transgression in marriage and in orgy christianity -- The object of desire: prostitution -- Beauty -- Part two: Kinsey, the underworld and work -- De sade's sovereign man -- De sade and the normal man -- The enigma of incest -- Mysticism and sensuality -- Sanctity, eroticism and solitudde -- A preface to "Madame Edwarda." 
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4 Floyd Francis Gray Le Style De Montaigne
Librairie Nizet 1967 Paperback Very Good 
French language softcover book; 1967 printing. 264 pages. No marks or writing in book. Covers have a little wear; rear cover lightly bent at corner. Heel of spine lightly bumped. Top edge of text block is uncut. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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5 Franklin, Ursula The Broken Angel: Myth and Method in Valery (North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures)
University of North Carolina 1984 0807892262 / 9780807892268 Paperback Very Good 
Softcover, inscribed by the author inside the front cover. No other marks or writing in book. Light signs of prior handling to corners, but overall Very Good condition, with no damages or defects. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Str. Rousseau in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series)
1566634377 / 9781566634373 Hardcover New 
New hardcover bound in purple cloth. Issued without dust jacket. No remainder marks; no flaws or defects. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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