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  • Soll das ein Witz sein?by Hellmuth Karasek

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 9.56

    Seit seiner Jugend sammelt Hellmuth Karasek, Journalist und Schriftsteller, Witze in allen Varianten. Diktatorenwitze, jüdische Witze, Arztwitze, Irrenwitze, Männerwitze, Frauenwitze, Elefantenwitze - kein Lebensbereich, der nicht als Witz taugt. Viele davon gibt er in seinem Buch preis. Natürlich interessiert er sich dabei auch für den geistigen... more...

  • Rache ? Zorn ? Neidby Martin Baisch; Evamaria Freienhofer; Eva Lieberich

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 35.08

    Im Fokus des Bandes stehen mit Rache, Zorn und Neid negative Emotionen, die in der Literatur und Kultur des Mittelalters einen zentralen Stellenwert einnehmen. Es sind soziale Gefühle, die in den damaligen Gesellschaften destruktive wie konstruktive Potenzen entwickeln konnten, d.h. sie wirkten gemeinschaftsbildend und -absichernd wie gemeinschaftsauflösend.... more...

  • Die Geburt des fiktionalen Romans aus dem Geiste des Märchensby Fritz Peter Knapp

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 19.14

    Entgegen einer in der Forschung verbreiteten Ansicht kennt die mittelalterliche Poetik sehr wohl die reine Fiktionalität des Erzählens, beschränkt sie aber auf Fabel und Allegorie (?fabula?), wo bildhaft auf die Wirklichkeit verwiesen wird, und empfiehlt sonst deren unmittelbare Repräsentation (?historia?). Das Ergebnis ist aus unserer Sicht Pseudo-Historie,... more...

  • Arthurian Bibliography IVby Elaine Barber

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 165.00

    Latest update of essential Arthurian resource. more...

  • Redrawing the Nationby Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste; Juan Poblete

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Redrawing The Nation: Latin American Comics and The Graphic Construction of Cultural identities is a collective effort to map out some of the complexities structuring the field of comics production, and its history and analysis in Latin/o America. more...

  • Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fenceby Simon Tofield

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. This book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming... more...

  • Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissanceby H. David Brumble

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    While numerous classical dictionaries identify the figures and tales of Greek and Roman mythology, this reference book explains the allegorical significance attached to the myths by Medieval and Renaissance authors. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries for the gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and places of classical myth and... more...

  • This Heart Within Me Burns - From Bedlam to Benidorm (Revised & Updated)by Crissy Rock; Ken Loach

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Fully Revised and Updated. The Hardback Bestseller in Paperback at last. Includes full details of Crissy's time in I'm a Celebrity? Get Me Out of Here. Best known for her role in cult comedy TV hit, Benidorm and for playing Maggie Conlon in Ladybird Ladybird, Crissy Rock is a hugely popular actress and comedienne. But Crissy?s path to success was... more...

  • Comics and the U.S. Southby Brannon Costello; Qiana J. Whitted

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small... more...

  • The Arthur of the Northby Marianne E. Kalinke

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    The book introduces the reader to the stories about King Arthur and his knights and the lovers Tristan and Isolt that flourished in the Scandinavian countries—in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden—in the Middle Ages and in early modern times. The versions of the Arthurian legend that were popular in the North were translations of mostly... more...