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  • 2 Apr 2021
    Shane Weller

    Good Europeans?

    What are the most distinctive achievements of European civilization? According to the Bulgarian-born thinker Tzvetan Todorov, they are rationality, justice, democracy, individual freedom, secularism, and tolerance. To this list, one might add science, the glories of European art, literature, and music, humanism, and a rich and varied philosophical tradition. To focus solely on those achievements […]

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  • 23 Mar 2021
    Katherine Ibbett, Kristine Steenbergh

    Practicing Compassion – From Plague to Pandemic

    Photo By: Al Bello/Getty Images.

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  • 29 Jan 2021
    Adam Watt

    Professor Adam Watt discusses his motivation and approach to editing The Cambridge History of the Novel in French’

    The breadth and variety of works that can be gathered together under the heading of ‘the novel in French’ is nothing short of breathtaking. Of course France is a major source for these works, but so too are Canada, Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe, Senegal, Cameroon and Rwanda, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco… The novel in French […]

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  • 21 May 2020
    Manya Lempert

    Emergency Literature

    In Camus’s The Plague (1947), two Frenchmen in the Algerian town of Oran “gazed down at what was a dramatic picture of their life in those days: plague on the stage in the guise of a disarticulated mummer.” An actor has passed away mid-performance. As he plays the role of ill-fated Orpheus, plague overtakes him […]

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  • 22 Nov 2017
    Andrew Frisardi

    Editing and translating Dante

    My aim in editing and translating Dante’s Convivio (or “Banquet”) has been to make an edition that provides nonspecialist Dante enthusiasts and students with all they need to explore this work of Dante’s middle period, which he composed circa 1304–7, between his youthful work the Vita nova and his masterpiece the Divine Comedy. To realize […]

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  • 22 Aug 2017
    Emilie Morin

    Beckett’s Political Imagination

    This book was a long time in the making – the research and writing took about ten years – and the ideas that gave rise to it go back even further, to the first time I read Beckett (nothing glamorous: this was a chance encounter involving a rainy holiday and a box of books left […]

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  • 7 Oct 2016

    The Letters of Samuel Beckett launch in Paris

    Last week we celebrated the launch of the fourth and final volume in the acclaimed series ‘The Letters of Samuel Beckett’. The project has taken around 20 years to complete, and a few staff members from the Press attended the celebrations in Paris along with the volume’s editors George Craig and Dan Gunn. There were […]

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  • 5 Oct 2016

    Video interview with editor Dan Gunn

    In this interview editor Dan Gunn talks about The Letters of Samuel Beckett series and the future of Beckett scholarship

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