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  • Contemporary Comics Storytellingby Karin Kukkonen

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 55.00

    What if fairy-tale characters lived in New York City? What if a superhero knew he was a fictional character? What if you could dispense your own justice with one hundred untraceable bullets? These are the questions asked and answered in the course of the challenging storytelling in Fables , Tom Strong , and 100 Bullets , the three twenty-first-century... more...

  • Soll das ein Witz sein?by Hellmuth Karasek

    Bastei Entertainment 2011; US$ 10.40

    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...

  • Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expertby Marc-Antoine Mathieu

    NBM Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness... more...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Die Inszenierung feudaladeliger Herrschaft wird in heldenepischen Texten des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts von Farb- und Glanzimaginationen getragen. Dabei lassen sich Farben und Glanz auf ästhetischer wie poetologischer Ebene als Codes herrschaftsrelevanter Diskurse und Semantiken verstehen. Die Chromatik der Werke ist ein entscheidender Indikator dafür,... more...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 38.17

    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$ 20.83

    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...

  • Watchmen and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes."... 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...

  • Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Bookby Jordan Raphael; Tom Spurgeon

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster,... more...

  • Supervillains and Philosophyby Ben Dyer

    Open Court 2011; US$ 19.95

    The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details ? and deeper meanings ? lurking behind today?s most popular comic book monsters. Whether it?s their moral justification... more...