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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 35.00
This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present in verse, plays, novels, and the press. Knight provides illuminating readings of a wide range of writers and sheds new light on the nature and functions of satire as a mode of writing. more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.99
Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, this work has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. This translation attempts to preserve Euripides' structure of subtlety and his comments on both the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality. more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19
P.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. After casually sight-seeing in war-torn Lebanon and being pepper-gassed in Korea, P.J. checks out the night life in communist Poland and spends the Christmas holidays in El Salvador. Taking a long look at Nicaragua, P.J.... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 38.04
Hauptbeschreibung Der vierte Band des 'Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin' vereint in gewohnter Weise (I.) Originalarbeiten, (II.) Essays, (III.) Quellen und (IV.) Rezensionen. Die diesjährigen Originalbeiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache fokussieren auf die beiden Autoren Thomas Mann und August Strindberg und thematisch auf den "Irrsinn" in... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously. But since the 1990s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches and... more...
- PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99
A declaration of love to Peter Kuper?s adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City?s history. Through Kuper?s illustrations, this book depicts a climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless living in Times Square, roller skaters in Central Park, the impact of September 11, the luxury of... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99
A moment of kindness in a sea of unfamiliarity... A long, hard day at work... A lively party... A nostalgic lullaby... The story begins in Nigeria where the character of Dele plays a last game of football with his friends and says goodbye to his son Chidi, telling him he will send for him. He then embarks on a voyage where he meets strangers along... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 11.99
Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry... more...