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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty challenges this with a more rigorously theoretical reading... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a scribe at the end of her life. In this history of her life, Anthony Goodman examines "The Book", to reconstruct as much of her conventional biography... 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
The theory and practice of literary studies has long been characterized by a virtually unnoticed asymmetry: the striking contrast between an intense effort to create a scientific foundation for the discipline and the equally striking paucity of efforts to systematically incorporate the reader models arising from these positions. This study attempts... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 28.34
Hauptbeschreibung The fifth edition of this innovative approach to English Medieval Studies offers an expanded corpus of Old and Middle English texts. The selection from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle now includes entries recording Viking raids during the second half of the ninth century. Readers and students interested in Middle English lyrics will find... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1985; Not Available
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
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...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
Weite Teile mittelalterlichen Erzählens gelten aufgrund ihrer mythischen, christlichen oder historischen Perspektivierung in besonderer Weise als anfangs- und endfixiert. Der Band verfolgt die Kategorien Anfang und Ende in ihren narratologischen, kulturellen und anthropologischen Dimensionen. Ob Subjekte, Kollektive oder die Geschichte insgesamt, sie... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 35.17
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...