Mary Munro-Hill’s book Claude Duneton: Chroniqueur at Le Figaro reviewed in the Journal of French Language Studies

Mary Munro-Hill’s second book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, entitled Claude Duneton: Chroniqueur at Le Figaro, has been reviewed in the March 2018 edition of the Journal of French Language Studies by Professor Dietmar Osthus of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The book is available to purchase for only £29.99 now directly from Cambridge Scholars.

Professor Osthus’ thoughtful and positive review is available here (subscription required), and Mary has kindly translated an excerpt below:

“Munro-Hill is a conscientious observer and analyst of Chapelan’s ideas and succeeds in determining accurately his metalinguistic position, setting his distinctive stance in the context of that of other chroniqueurs de langage […]  She shows how these chroniqueurs, despite holding mainly purist opinions, usually exhibit a degree of tolerance when faced with the internal evolution of the French language.

Her monograph constitutes an almost inexhaustible source of information concerning the metalinguistic trends prevalent in the second half of the twentieth century.”

To mark the publication of the review, we are offering a time-limited discount of 50% off Claude Duneton: Chroniqueur at Le Figaro, and it is available until the end of June for only 29.99.

After the end of June, we will be  offering 20% off both of Mary’s books, Claude Duneton: Chroniqueur at Le Figaro and Aristide of Le Figarowith Cambridge Scholars using the discount code MMH20. Should you wish to buy both, please add both to your shopping cart on our website and then use the discount code MMH30 to receive a 30% discount off both books.



Book Announcement: Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions

Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions by Michael Jasper.

This book examines the role of art in French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s (1925–1995) late writings. Can works of art produce not only visual and spatial effects but also render ideas manifest? Can movement be treated in architecture so that it changes our relation to time? In what ways can sculpture help us to think differently, in a more open and creative way? In the last decade of his life, Deleuze wrote about these and other questions, increasingly turning to art as a model for a new way of thinking. Using examples from twentieth-century architecture, film, literature, painting and sculpture, this book follows Deleuze’s engagement with art to illustrate a new image of thought. This book is of interest to architects, artists and theorists and to those wishing to learn about Deleuze’s work and contemporary aesthetic practice and theory. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Aristide of Le Figaro

Aristide of Le Figaro now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aristide of Le Figaro by Mary Munro-Hill.

Is it true that French people enjoy reading grammar articles over their coffee and croissants? Can matters of language really be so interesting and absorbing. For thirty years, Aristide composed his Usage et grammaire and Divertissements grammaticaux for one of France’s foremost daily newspapers, Le Figaro. His fans avidly read his weekly chroniques de langue, corresponding with him and asking him questions, which he delighted in answering. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Anthony Burgess and France

Anthony Burgess and France now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp244, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Anthony Burgess and France, edited by Marc Jeannin.

Celebrating the centenary of Anthony Burgess’s birth, this book reveals the true relation that the British author had with France. It brings together a collection of papers by a selected group of academics who explore the sizeable French literary and musical heritage that inspired Burgess in his creations and adaptations. It shows that the portrait of Anthony Burgess would be incomplete if the importance and influence of French literary and musical works on his career are not considered. Adopting a multifaceted approach, the book includes numerous in-depth analyses of Anthony Burgess’s works in reference to famous French writers, such as Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Lévi-Strauss, Molière, and Rostand, and French composers, including Berlioz, Bizet, Boulez, Debussy, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. These artists, indeed French culture in general, left a profound and indelible mark on Anthony Burgess. Continue reading