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  • Gut Busters and Belly Laughsby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...

  • The Arthurian Legendby Margaret J. C. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson,... more...

  • What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?by Charles M. Schulz; Tom Brannon

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Charlie Brown and his friends are throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! To prepare for the party, everyone in the Peanuts gang is coming up with a favorite “big idea? from history. But Charlie Brown has a problem: he can?t think of any big ideas! Rediscover history?s great inventions?and learn about a very important inventor you?ve never... more...

  • Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literatureby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    An ugly subject, but one that needs to be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, with a discreet wit and no excessive relish. These needs are richly satisfied in Larissa Tracy's bold and important book. DEREK PEARSALL, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Torture - that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society - has evolved into... more...

  • Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrorsby Rupert T. Pickens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    An innovative author of verse romance, Chretien de Troyes wrote in northern France between 1170 and 1190. Credited with the first Arthurian romance, he composed five works set in King Arthur's court, culminating with an unfinished masterpiece, the Conte del Graal (Story of the Grail). This text is the first to mention the banquet serving dish that... more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval... more...

  • The Intern's Manifestoby Matthew Cross

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19

    You don?t have to be mad to work here ... but it helps!? Being an intern in the modern world of corporate and creative offices is – without question – one of the most challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and frustrating jobs in the world. Young, talented and hard-working, interns and apprentices are the future of business, yet are often treated as cheap... more...

  • The Man from Kryptonby Glenn Yeffeth

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his back and raised by simple farmers, absorbing their humble values. He always chose to do the right thing, fighting for truth, justice, and the... more...

  • Superhelden-Cape und Krückstock? Die Darstellung des Alterns im Comic ?The Dark Knight Returns?by Tobias A. Müller

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 13.76

    Das vorliegende Buch ist ein Beitrag zu einer erweiterten Betrachtung der Alter(n)sbildforschung, welcher insbesondere die gesellschaftliche Aufnahme und Wiedergabe von Vorstellungen hinsichtlich der Alterungsprozesse und des Alters an sich umfasst. Die Studie setzt sich zentral mit der Fragestellung auseinander, auf welche Weise das Alter(n) konstruiert... more...

  • Studying Comics and Graphic Novelsby Karin Kukkonen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 109.00

    This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to... more...