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  • Mark of the Beastby Alfredo Bonadeo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. On the one hand, it brought an end to a sense of optimism and decency bred by the prosperity of nineteenth-century Europe. On the other, it brought forth a sense of futility and alienation that has since pervaded European thought. That cataclysmic experience... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Today's music, painting, and film share with literature in the development of a new aesthetic, even as these other arts influence (and are influenced by) literary themes and structures. And at the same time the music and art of the past continue to re-echo in twentieth-century letters. The thirteen essays gathered here open a fine and varied view... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary... more...

  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    What happens when ‘happy ever after? isn?t quite so simple? Today?s attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories... more...

  • Lingoby Gaston Dorren; Alison Edwards

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities... more...

  • Schreiben an den Grenzen der Spracheby Marisa Siguan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book examines works on the experiences of dictatorship and concentration camps in 20 th century history to investigate the question of how terror, violence, and pain can be transformed into literature. What narrative tools do these texts use to communicate liminal experiences at the outer limits of what can be said, how do they deal... more...

  • Der französische Wortschatz der Vorklassikby Volker Mecking

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.38

    Les Occurrences de la Paix de Lyon, ein Text aus dem Jahre 1601, schildert die dramatischen Ereignisse im Vorfeld der Unterzeichnung des Friedensvertrages von Lyon zwischen dem Königreich Frankreich und dem Herzogtum Savoyen. René de Lucinge, Autor des Textes, Diplomat und Botschafter Savoyens, spielte bei der Aushandlung des Vertrags eine zentrale... more...

  • Zur Ästhetik des Vorläufigenby Thomas Hochradner; Sarah Haslinger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 41.99

    ?Zur Ästhetik des Vorläufigen? bietet eine Zusammenschau der Referate zweier thematisch verwandter interdisziplinärer Veranstaltungen in Kooperation mit Salzburger Kultureinrichtungen: Das Symposion ?Skizze ? Entwurf ? Probe?, das 2011 im damaligen Salzburger Barockmuseum am Mirabellgarten stattfand, trug dem Tagungsort insofern Rechnung, als die dort... more...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...

  • On Poets and Othersby Michael Schmidt; Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...