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- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99
This book examines acclaimed Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's life through his works, from his childhood through to his internment at Auschwitz, his careers as scientist and writer, and his eventual depression and death, describing his ability to reinvent his world through his writing. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00
This collected volume is dedicated to Prof Hans Otto Horch on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Prof. Horch has done much to enrich the academic processing of the history of German-Jewish literature and culture. The wide range of his interests is reflected in these papers by internationally-renowned Germanists, historians and cultural researchers,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00
This first comparative study of writers who fled from both the Nazi and Communist dictatorships in East-Central Europe includes interpretations of individual trajectories, literary works, and exile literary cultures. A historical and theoretical introduction provides an overview of the events and studies exile cultures from Paris, London, and New York... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00
This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00
In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure, Don Juan,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 52.00
This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 74.20
Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desire offers an original analysis of patterns of unconscious desire observable in the life and work of the French orientalist writer Pierre Loti. It aims to reconcile attitudes and conduct that have been regarded as contradictory and not amenable to analysis by locating the unconscious urges that motivate them.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60
The apparent self-sufficiency of joie de vivre means that, despite the widespread use of the phrase since the late nineteenth century, the concept has rarely been explored critically. Joie de vivre does not readily surrender itself to examination, for it is in a sense too busy being what it is. However, as the essays in this collection reveal, joie... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00
This book explores a common concern among Victorian writers about the power of one person thinking about another. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00
The Romantics valued nature, spontaneity, visionary experience, powerful feeling, and the artist's individual response to the experience of life. Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Romantic movement, including such great writers as William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley. Entries in this new... more...