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  • Graphic Womenby Hillary L. Chute

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty... more...

  • Grundstrukturen mittelalterlicher Erzählungenby Uta Störmer-Caysa

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 49.00

    Working on the basis of modern narratological theories, this book introduces the reader to the poetics of epic texts from the Middle Ages and thus provides a foundation for the independent analysis of pre-modern narrative structures. The introduction takes as its starting point theories of time and space from Antiquity and the Middle Ages,... more...

  • Guys Read: Frost and Fireby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 3.99

    Born into a world with only seven days to live, Sim faces the same choice everyone does: how will he spend them? Is there something greater to hope for? A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...

  • Here's to the Graduateby Marianne Richmond

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 12.99

    No other day is filled with more excitement and optimism than graduation day. Marianne Richmond has created the perfect gift for any graduate, that expresses the joy of today and promise of tomorrow. Includes sentiments like: ?I wish you guts. Challenge your ability by trying something new, even if you're scared. ?I wish you a playful spirit.... more...

  • Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romanceby Neil Cartlidge

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance. more...

  • Historische und religiöse Erzählungenby Geert Henricus Marie Claassens; Fritz Peter Knapp; Hartmut Kugler; Nils Borgmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    GLMF IV is devoted to historical and religious narratives of various origins adapted from the French, including German and Dutch historical epics based on ancient romances about Alexander, Aeneas, Troy (Part A), the historical epic based on Chansons de geste in five epic cycles (Part B), and shorter German religious narratives, such as... more...

  • The Horror Comicsby William Schoell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This historical and critical survey looks at horror comics from the Golden Age of the 40s, through the Silver Age of the 60s, up until the early 80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial graphic and gory comics... more...

  • Humorby Frank Lisson

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 13.24

    Der Humor zählt zu den rätselhaftesten Erscheinungen menschlicher Existenz; immer wieder hat man versucht, diesem Phänomen auf die Spur zu kommen, denn ohne das Komische in der Welt wäre das Leben vermutlich schwer zu ertragen. Lachen scheint somit geradezu lebensnotwendig. Wie aber kam der Witz in die Welt? Lachen über Komisches ist eine... more...

  • Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbesby Jamey Heit

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin's... more...

  • Joe Simon - My Life in Comicsby Joe Simon; Steve Saffel

    Titan Books 2011; US$ 5.82

    Before Marvel, before Captain America, before Simon and Kirby, and before comics there was Joe Simon. Born in 1913, the son of an immigrant tailor, he's been an artist all his life. A newspaper writer, photographer, and cartoonist, and the first editor at the company that became Marvel Comics, he was the man who hired Stan Lee for his first job. Entering... more...