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- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95
The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like "Stagolee" and "John Hardy," as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced "gangsta" rap. "Born in a Mighty Bad Land" connects this... more...
- Erich Schmidt Verlag 2015; US$ 37.46
Der 18-jährige Harry Heine schenkte seiner Cousine Fanny 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Roman ?Die Elixiere des Teufels?. Der Fund dieses Dedikationsexemplars im Jahr 1979 blieb in der Forschung fast unbeachtet, die sich mit Heines Hoffmann-Lektüren und deren Bedeutung für sein Romantikverständnis ohnehin nur peripher befasste. Dabei bekannte Heine, dass er... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00
Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 19.00
At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful?like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in?and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful. A whistling-in-the-dark... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 65.00
Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
Are you a fan of leading British actor Benedict Cumberbatch? Whether it is as Sherlock, a Star Trek villain or any of his multitude of TV and film roles, Ben has endeared himself to fans across the world with his quirky style and amazing acting abilities. In this easy-to-digest eBook are 101 facts about him, easily organised into categories such as... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95
This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have... more...