Cover: Absent without Leave in PAPERBACK

Absent without Leave

French Literature under the Threat of War

Add to Cart

Product Details


$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674212718

Publication Date: 11/15/1997


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 1. Must Literature Be Possible?
  • 2. Deeds without Words
  • 3. Mimesis and Castration 1937
  • 4. Bataille’s Tomb
  • 5. Unsatisfied Desire
  • 6. On Equivocation between Literature and Politics
  • 7. Fear and Trembling in the Age of Surrealism
  • 8. Under the Heading of Holofernes (Notes on Judith)
  • 9. Poetry from A to Z
  • 10. The Use Value of the Impossible
  • 11. When Existentialism Was Not Yet a Humanism
  • 12. A Farewell to Art
  • 13. Desperanto
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: A Brief History of Equality, by Thomas Piketty, from Harvard University Press

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Thomas Piketty’s A Brief History of Equality

In his surprising and powerful new work, A Brief History of Equality, Thomas Piketty reminds us that the grand sweep of history gives us reasons to be optimistic. Over the centuries, he shows, we have been moving toward greater equality. We asked him about his impassioned new book: why he wrote it, how it’s optimistic, and what we need to do to continue making progress on creating an equitable world.