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Marquis de Sade: Selected Writings (Paperback): Marquis de Sade Marquis de Sade: Selected Writings (Paperback)
Marquis de Sade; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R102 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R18 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Eye of the Prophet (Paperback, Main): Margaret Crosland Eye of the Prophet (Paperback, Main)
Margaret Crosland
R206 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R52 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Eye of the Prophet" is a luminous collection of Gibran's writings translated from Arabic into French and now into English. Here the author is the poetic, philosophical moralist, grounded in Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity, seeking the best in people, refusing to separate humankind from the natural world. Ordinary work and life, he says, has the potential to be inherently noble, if we can learn to enact our affairs with the sublimity of nature's creations.
Gibran's descriptions celebrate the dignity and freedom of animals, birds, the seasons, oceans, clouds. His is a poet's eye; he abhors the "tentacles of government" and calls on citizens to question all ideologies. In this book he writes about life's great moments and passages (The First Kiss, The First Glance, The Mystery of Love, Youth); eternal essences (Earth, The Nature of Woman, Marriage, Love, Truth, Poetry), and grapples with nationalism, religion, and spiritual growth. "The" "Eye of the Prophet" blends Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist ideals into a great spiritual tapestry that transcends all cultural divisions. With its vibrant, rhythmic language, it speaks to our challenging times as a worthy companion to "The Prophet."

Gothic Tales of the Marquis de Sade (Paperback, 4th Fourth Edition, Fourth ed.): Sade Gothic Tales of the Marquis de Sade (Paperback, 4th Fourth Edition, Fourth ed.)
Sade; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R231 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The notorious author of pornographic novels, a sexual pervert who spent much of his life in prison and whose name was unmentionable in civilized circles. Only in recent times has the Marquis come to be seen as misunderstood; essentially a moralist, his exploration of the so-called dark side of the human psyche remains as relevant to our society as it was to his own. Gothic Tales will provide an excellent introduction to Sade's fiction; these accessible stories range from the dramatic novella Eugenie de Franval, in which a father's criminal passion for his daughter leads to intrigue, abduction and murder, to comic tales such as The Husband Who Plays Priest, concerning a lecherous monk who finds an ingenious way to combine clerical duties with secular pleasures. Sade's gift as a humorist are much in evidence, as is his particular delight in unusual marital situations - which invariably lead to the most diverting conclusions...

Colette a Provincial in Paris (Paperback): Margaret Crosland Colette a Provincial in Paris (Paperback)
Margaret Crosland
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Colette a Provincial in Paris (Hardcover): Margaret Crosland Colette a Provincial in Paris (Hardcover)
Margaret Crosland
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Retreat from Love - Retreat from Love (Paperback, 1st Harvest/HBJ ed): Colette Willy Retreat from Love - Retreat from Love (Paperback, 1st Harvest/HBJ ed)
Colette Willy; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R356 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R54 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In an isolated farmhouse in the Jura, Claudine awaits her husband Renaud's return from a Swiss sanatorium. She distracts herself by encouraging her young friend Annie to recount salacious episodes from her love life. When Renaud's homosexual son Marcel arrives, Claudine sets about matchmaking, a fiasco she bitterly regrets. With Renaud's death, Claudine's ennui is transmuted into resigned suffering. But she gradually allows the rhythm and beauty of the natural world to reawaken her desire to live. Retreat From Love, first published in 1907, was the first of Colette's novels to be written without the collaboration of her husband 'Willy', from whom she had recently separated.

The Mysterious Mistress - The Life & Legend of Jane Shore (Paperback): Margaret Crosland The Mysterious Mistress - The Life & Legend of Jane Shore (Paperback)
Margaret Crosland
R466 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Drawing on literary & historical sources, this book explores Jane Shore's life before & after Edward IV's demise. Captured for the stage by Shakespeare in 'Richard III' & fictionalised by Jean Plaidy, this book explores why despite having been mistress to such a powerful man, she ended her years in prison & poverty.

The Memoirs Of Giorgio De Chirico (Paperback, New edition): Giorgio De Chirico The Memoirs Of Giorgio De Chirico (Paperback, New edition)
Giorgio De Chirico; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R327 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R46 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No Italian painter of this century has aroused so much comment, from eulogy to outright condemnation, as Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978). One of the initiators of surrealism, he is a key figure in modern art; his influence on later painters, particularly during his metaphysical period, is second only to Picasso's. De Chirico relied on imagery from the unconscious to create art with mythological, philosophical, and historical overtones.

Duo (Paperback, New edition): Colette Duo (Paperback, New edition)
Colette; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R236 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R43 (18%) Special order

In "Duo," Colette observes, with masterly astuteness and perception, two characters whose marriage is foundering on the wife's infidelity. Acting out the final crisis, Alice and Michel have the stage to themselves so that nothing is allowed to distract from the marital dialogue. Le Toutounier continues Alice's story after Michel's death and her move to Paris. There she and her two sisters live in a shabby, homely apartment; fiercely independent, reticent, and hard.

Jane Shore (Paperback): Margaret Crosland Jane Shore (Paperback)
Margaret Crosland
R225 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R37 (16%) Special order
God Remained Outside - An Echo of Ravensbruck (Hardcover, Main): Genevieve De Gaulle Anthonioz God Remained Outside - An Echo of Ravensbruck (Hardcover, Main)
Genevieve De Gaulle Anthonioz; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R162 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R30 (19%) Special order

This work relives the author''s experiences in Ravensbruck as a prisoner cut off from the fellow prisoners with whom she had formed a close bond of mutual encouragement.'

Sade's Wife - The Woman Behind the Marquis (Hardcover): Margaret Crosland Sade's Wife - The Woman Behind the Marquis (Hardcover)
Margaret Crosland
R380 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R74 (19%) Special order

The story of: the Marquise de Sade is inevitably linked to that of her husband, but Renee Pelagie de Montreuil gains the consideration she never received in her lifetime in this book by "one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Sade's work" -- The Independent. Who was Sade's wife? And why did she love him so devotedly for almost thirty years? Crosland competently shows how the Sade marriage symbolized the decay of the old aristocracy, and conveys the struggle of one individual to establish her personal identity at a time in France when women had virtually no rights of their own.

A Cry from the Heart - A Biography of Edith Piaf (Paperback, B-Format): Margaret Crosland A Cry from the Heart - A Biography of Edith Piaf (Paperback, B-Format)
Margaret Crosland
R304 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R21 (7%) Special order

This definitive biography sheds new light on the phenomenon that was Edith Piaf, enlarging on and, in some cases, correcting the half-truths provided by Piaf in her two autobiographies. Piaf's rise to international stardom, her lifelong addiction to alcohol and heroin, and her turbulent love affairs are documented, as are her friendships with such stars as Jean Cocteau, Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand, and Charlie Chaplin. This detailed account concludes with a moving description of Piaf's early death at the age of 47, when some two million fans followed the funeral procession through the streets of Paris to Pere Lachaise cemetery. "Expertly separates the woman from the myth, giving full weight to both the novelettish aspects of her life and to the intelligence and musicality that made her France's greatest popular singer." --The Independent.

A Cry from the Heart - The Biography of Edith Piaf (Paperback): Margaret Crosland A Cry from the Heart - The Biography of Edith Piaf (Paperback)
Margaret Crosland
R321 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R23 (7%) Special order

This definitive biography sheds new light on the phenomenon that was Edith Piaf, enlarging on and, in some cases, correcting the half-truths provided by Piaf in her two autobiographies. Piaf's rise to international stardom, her lifelong addiction to alcohol and heroin, and her turbulent love affairs are documented, as are her friendships with such stars as Jean Cocteau, Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand, and Charlie Chaplin. This detailed account concludes with a moving description of Piaf's early death at the age of 47, when some two million fans followed the funeral procession through the streets of Paris to Pere Lachaise cemetery. "Expertly separates the woman from the myth, giving full weight to both the novelettish aspects of her life and to the intelligence and musicality that made her France's greatest popular singer." --The Independent.

Retreat from Love (Paperback, New edition): Colette Retreat from Love (Paperback, New edition)
Colette; Translated by Margaret Crosland
R453 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R44 (10%) Special order

In an isolated farmhouse in the Jura, Claudine awaits her husband Renaud's return from a Swiss sanatorium. She distracts herself by encouraging her young friend Annie to recount salacious episodes from her love life. When Renaud's homosexual son Marcel arrives, Claudine sets about matchmaking, a fiasco she bitterly regrets. With Renaud's death, Claudine's ennui is transmuted into resigned suffering. But she gradually allows the rhythm and beauty of the natural world to reawaken her desire to live. Retreat From Love, first published in 1907, was the first of Colette's novels to be written without the collaboration of her husband 'Willy', from whom she had recently separated.

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