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- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00
Ibn Tufayl (1105–1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Walt Whitman?s now-famous maxim about ?containing the multitudes? has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the manuscripts leading up to the first edition of Leaves of Grass , the poet espoused a rather... more...
- FAZ Institut 2011; US$ 12.62
Hauptbeschreibung Steve Jobs hat eine Marke erschaffen, die Massen anspricht und trotzdem cool geblieben ist. Dabei hat er in den vergangenen zwölf Jahren aber nicht nur unseren Konsum gefördert, sondern auch unsere Kreativität herausgefordert. Und durch seinen überbordenden Erfolg mit iPhone, iPad und iPod hat er Macht erlangt: über technische Entwicklungen... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.17
Hauptbeschreibung Das Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch bringt neben Erstdrucken aus dem Nachlaß, insbesondere aus den Sudelbüchern und Tagebüchern, neue Funde von Lichtenberg-Briefen, kommentierte Ausdrucke von nicht wieder veröffentlichten Kalenderartikeln, Miszellaneen zu Person und Werk, eine fortlaufende Bibliographie und regelmäßige Bücherschau, vor allem... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 43.34
Angela Carter?s work is a collage of discourses and genres. The challenge of finding a critical framework, complex and accurate enough to classify her work, has remained. The spectacular and the pragmatic threads of her texts, framed by extreme seriousness and witty humour are unravelled with the help of a different metaphor, denoting enigmatic spaces,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
The Curse-Maker is the sequel to he award-winning Nox Dormienda, the first book of the Roman noir series created by Kelli Stanley ( City of Dragons ). Wedding impeccably researched history to prose and themes reminiscent of classic hard-boiled writers, The Curse-Maker is a thrilling and suspenseful journey into a dark corner of Roman Britain... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
With The Tempest 's Caliban, Shakespeare created an archetype in the modern era depicting black men as slaves and savages who threaten civilization. As contemporary black male fiction writers have tried to free their subjects and themselves from this legacy to tell a story of liberation, they often unconsciously retell the story, making their heroes... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
American literary history of the nineteenth-century as a conflict between individualistic writers and a conformist society. In The Social Self, Joseph Alkana argues that such a dichotomy misrepresents the views of many authors. Sudden changes caused by the industrial revolution, urban development, increased immigration, and regional conflicts... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
In this closely reasoned study, John J. Conder has created a new and more vital understanding of naturalism in American literature. Moving from the Hobbesian dilemma between causation and free will down through Bergson's concept of dual selves, Conder defines a view of determinism so rich in possibilities that it can serve as the inspiration of literary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's? Feed ?to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins? The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market, Contemporary... more...