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  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. more...

  • "Es sind alles Geschichten aus meinem Leben"by Carsten Gansel; Werner Nell

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 51.72

    Der Sammelband stellt erstmals die literarischen Werke Hans Werner Richters in ihrer Vielfalt und im Zusammenhang mit seiner publizistischen Tätigkeit dar. Auf diese Weise wird Richters Rolle im literarischen Feld nach 1945 deutlicher markiert. Zugleich eröffnet sich ein dezidierter Blick auf das Verhältnis von Literatur und Gesellschaft sowie die... more...

  • "Escape to Life"by Sigrid Weigel; Eckart Goebel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    After 1933, New York City gave shelter to many leading German and German-Jewish intellectuals. This compendium, adopting the title of a volume published by Klaus and Erika Mann in 1939, explores the impact the US, and NYC in particular, had on these authors as well as the influence they in turn exerted on US intellectual life. Moreover, it addresses... more...

  • "Invasion aus dem Osten"by Cornelia Ruhe

    Vittorio Klostermann 2012; US$ 100.33

    Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts sehen sich sowohl Frankreich als auch Spanien durch die immer zahlreicheren Übersetzungen aus dem Russischen einer "Invasion aus dem Osten" gegenüber. In Frankreich entbrennt eine Diskussion, für die die russische Literatur zwar den Anstoß gibt, in der jedoch zugleich im Medium der Literaturkritik Fragen nach dem... more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2006; US$ 8.99

    "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me." Now you can appreciate Julius Caesar in plain English. Political intrigue. Ambition. Envy. Conspiracy. Hypocrisy. Betrayal. Assassination. Pride. Suicide. The Ides of March. The tides of war. Julius Caesar makes today's political scene seem boring! If the original text seems Greek (or geek) to you, now... more...

  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • "The Busiest Man in England"by Peter Morton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a critical biography of Grant Allen, (1848-1899), the first for a century, based on all the surviving primary sources. Born in Kingston, Ontario, into a cultured and affluent family, Allen was educated in France and England. A mysterious marriage while he was an Oxford undergraduate wrecked his academic career and radicalized his views... more...

  • "The Great Ocean of Knowledge"by Ann Talbot

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    This book explores the way in which, working within the investigative tradition associated with the Royal Society, the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) used travellers' reports to develop a form of comparative social anthropology which was to inform his major philosophical works. more...

  • 'The Jew' in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Cultureby Eitan Bar-Yosef; Nadia Valman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    The turbulent period from the Boer War to the introduction of the Aliens Act was marked by contradictory imaginings of 'the Jew' - pauper/capitalist, separatist/imposter, ideal colonizer/undesirable immigrant, familiar/alien. This new collection considers the wider colonial context in which these ambivalent attitudes to Jews were produced. more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions... more...