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- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99
The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99
Whoever best acquits himself, and tellsThe most amusing and instructive tale,Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...'In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95
In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions, this volume brings together established and younger scholars in order to stimulate further study within the discipline. With a tight focus on emotion, on Anglo Saxon England, and on language and literature, the volume considers a range of methodologies... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
Guibbory collects here her most important and frequently cited essays on Donne, which, taken together, present her distinctive and evolving vision of the poet. Combining previously published work with an original and substantive introduction and three new essays, the author illuminates Donnes understanding that erotic, spiritual and political... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 31.05
Die Moderne Gesellschaft in Europa tanzte, sofern sie der Anziehungskraft des Tangos erlegen war, einen melancholischen Tango. Diese Ausgangsthese fasst den in Europa getanzten Tango als Ausdruck eines melancholischen Gestimmtseins in Europa auf. Der Tango besaß in Europa in den 10er und 20er Jahren sowie in den 80er und 90er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2006; US$ 23.48
650 Autoren im Porträt. Wer sich als englischsprachiger Literat oder als Schriftstellerin einen Namen gemacht hat - hier ist das Wichtigste über Werk und Wirken nachzulesen: vom frühen Mittelalter bis zur unmittelbaren Gegenwart. Über den bekannten Kanon hinaus präsentiert das Lexikon viele Autoren aus dem globalen Einzugsbereich der "New English... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1986; US$ 18.88
David Wright's new translation of The Canterbury Tales into modern verse--the first to appear in over thirty years--makes one of the greatest works of English literature accessible to all readers while preserving the wit and vivacity of Chaucer's original text. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 27.18
Written in the late sixteenth century, at the pinnacle of the English Renaissance, the rich and ingenious works of Thomas Nashe uniquely reveal the ambivant nature of the Elizabethan era. Mingling the devout and the bawdy, scholarship and slang, they express throughout an irrepressible, inexhaustible wit and an astonishing command of language. This... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 19.18
One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this,... more...