Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Why free expression still matters ---

I am on the mailing list of Europa Editions, since they are a great independent publisher of works in translation, run by the couple behind Italy's Edizioni e/o publishing house.

Today's mailing covers the story of one of their titles, The Proof of the Honey by Salwa Al Neimi. 

Apparently, the cover is a bit too racy for Apple, who  pulled it from its online shelves. The content of the book focuses on the subject of sex in modern Arabic society, and in Arabic literature. While it has been favorably reviewed as a literary work, it has been banned in Al Neimi's native Syria. To make your own decision, you can see the cover in Searchworks, and check the book out from the library.

On The Proof of the Honey:
Europa Editions
Huffington Post

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Arrivals in French and Italian Studies

A selection of books that have recently made their way to the library . . .

Italian Works 
Antognini, Roberta, and Rodica Diaconescu-Blumenfeld, eds. Poscritto a Giorgio Bassani: saggi in memoria del decimo anniversario della morte. Milano: LED Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2012. 

Delle Donne, Fulvio, and Giovanni Pesiri. Le scritture della storia: pagine offerte dalla Scuola nazionale di studi medievali a Massimo Miglio. Roma: Istituto storico per il Medio Evo, 2012.

Eco, Umberto, and Richard Dixon. Inventing the Enemy and Other Occasional Writings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

Ferraro, Joanne Marie. Venice: History of the Floating City. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Greene, Shelleen. Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa-- Constructions of Racial and National Identity in the Italian Cinema. New York: Continuum, 2012.

Haaland, Torunn. Italian Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Pedullà, Gabriele. Machiavelli in tumulto: conquista, cittadinanza e conflitto nei "Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio". Roma: Bulzoni, 2011.

Savelli, Aurora and Laura Vigni.: protagonismo e impegno di donne senesi dal Medioevo a oggi. Siena: Nuova immagine, 2012. 

French Works 

Berman, Antoine, Isabelle Berman, and Valentina Sommella. Jacques Amyot, traducteur français: essai sur les origines de la traduction en France. [Paris]: Belin, 2012.

Brun, Catherine, and Olivier Penot-Lacassagne. Engagements et déchirements: les intellectuels et la guerre d'Algérie. [Paris]: Gallimard, 2012.

Césaire, Suzanne, and Daniel Maximin. The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945). Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.

Claeys, Thierry. Les institutions financières en France Au XVIIIe siècle. Tome 1 livre I et II. Tome 2 annexes. Paris: SPM, 2011. 2 vols. 100.00.

Dussert, Gilles. La machinerie Beaumarchais. Paris: Riveneuve éditions, 2012. 

Emery, Elizabeth. Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914): Privacy, Publicity, and Personality. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

Garandeau, Éric. Le cinéma fantastique en France: 1897-1982. [Paris]: CNC, 2012.

Hamscher, Albert N. The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670-1789. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2012.

Jean d’Arras. Melusine ; Or, The Noble History of Lusignan. Translated and with an introduction by Donald Maddox and Sara Sturm-Maddox.University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.

Lackerstein, Debbie. National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2012.

Ma, Li. Les travailleurs chinois en France dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Paris: CNRS éds, 2012.

Mathieu-Castellani, Gisele. Narcisse, ou, Le sang des fleurs: les mythes de la metamorphose vegetale. Geneve: Droz, 2012.

Reiss, Tom. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo. New York: Crown Trade, 2012.

Renault, Agnès. D'une île rebelle à une île fidèle: les Français de Santiago de Cuba (1791-1825). Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2012.

Reynolds, Sian. Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 326p. $125.00.

Rochefort, Charles de. Histoire naturelle et morale des îles Antilles de l'Amérique. Edited by Bernard Grunberg, Josiane Grunberg, and Benoît Roux. Paris: Harmattan, 2012. 2 vols.

Schafer, Valérie, and Benjamin G. Thierry. Le Minitel: l'enfance numérique de la France. Paris: Nuvis, 2012.

Vanthemsche, Guy. Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Vitali, Ilaria. Intrangers. I, post-migration et nouvelles frontières de la littérature beur. Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia, 2011.

Vitali, Ilaria. Intrangers. II, littérature beur, de l'écriture à la traduction. Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia, 2011.

Wahnich, Sophie. In Defence of the Terror: Liberty or Death in the French Revolution. Verso Books: Brooklyn, NY, 2012. 
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Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections