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  • The Festive Play of Fernando Arrabalby Luis Oscar Arata

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Along with Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, Fernando Arrabal is a major exponent of the Theater of the Absurd. In this study Arrabal's plays are seen as a contemporary expression of a festive form of theater that flourished during the Middle Ages and that had its roots in the drama of Aeschylus and Aristophanes. With this view of Arrabal's work,... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of the Selfby John M. Dunaway

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    American writer Julien Green's (1900--1998) origins, artistic motivation, and identity was a source of mystery and confusion even for those that most fêted him. The first non-French national to be elected to the Académie française, Green authored several novels ( The Dark Journey, The Closed Garden, Moira, Each Man in His Darkness, and the Dixie... more...

  • The Transformations of Godotby Frederick Busi

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, Lucky -- the bizarre names stand out strangely against the bare-bones landscape of Waiting for Godot . In an intriguing new study of one of the most haunting plays of this century, Frederick Busi shows that these names serve important dramatic functions, reinforcing the changing roles assumed by the mysterious characters in their... more...

  • Critic of Civilizationby L. Clark Keating

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    As one of the outstanding minds of France, the career of George Duhamel reflects the universal range of his interests. A physician turned poet, playwright, novelist, publicist, critic, and world traveler, Duhamel for half a century has sought as a liberal humanist to defend the moral and aesthetic values of Western civilization against the encroachment... more...

  • Claude Simonby Celia Britton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist... more...

  • Sartreby Christina Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 8. November 1775 ? Ende 1779by Georg Kurscheidt; Elke Richter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 347.00

    This volume includes 561 of Goethe?s letters from his early Weimar years. Correspondence that was just starting (including that with Duke Carl August and Charlotte von Stein) are introduced in detail. The commentary also includes many documents published for the first time, such as Duke Carl August?s letters to J. F. von Fritsch from the... more...

  • Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift?s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift?s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms... more...

  • Literatur kompakt: Günter Grassby Frank Brunssen; Gunter E. Grimm

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 11.19

    Frank Brunnsen legt mit diesem Literatur kompakt-Band eine konzentrierte Darstellung zu Grass' literarischem und publizistischem Werk vor. Er ordnet seine Schriften biografisch, literarhistorisch und politisch-sozial ein und arbeitet in Interpretationen wichtiger Werke zentrale Themen von Grass heraus. Dazu gehören die Auseinandersetzung mit der nationalsozialistischen... more...

  • Writing the Early Crusadesby Marcus Bull; Damien Kempf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain. more...