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Literary history and criticism

  • Good Humor, Bad Tasteby Giselinde Kuipers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke , published in 2006. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. This edition includes... more...

  • Dichtungen der letzten Wanderjahre 1721-1723by Reiner Bölhoff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    This volume presents 196 poems, letters, and drafts dating from the final 21 months of Günther?s life. During this time, Günther wrote new derisive verses, panegyrics, and wedding verses; spiritual poems for a devotional setting; and his well-known self-justification letter to his father. Despite illness and exhaustion, Günther was able... more...

  • Philologie der Poesieby Christoph König

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 119.00

    Literary scholars and poets are like intimate strangers. They owe their closeness to literature and their alienation to their different relationship to productivity. This book examines Goethe, Friedrich Schlegel, Lönnrot, Hofmannstahl, and Szondi, among others. It analyzes the reasons for this alienated closeness and describes a tradition... more...

  • Alchemie und Poesieby Joachim Telle; Didier Kahn; Wilhelm Kühlmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 266.00

    The studies presented in ?Alchemy and Poetry? constitute an 'alchemical Parnassus' without parallel in the historiography of literature in the German language. This work documents for the first time a subset of early-modern points of intersection between natural history and poetry. Its position as a foundational work is assured by approx.... more...

  • Literary History of the Low Countriesby Theo Hermans

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.95

    What was the written culture behind visual artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Rubens? What made the historical novel in nineteenth-century Flanders so different from its counterpart in Holland? Whatwas the literary impact of the huge colonial empires run by the Netherlands and Belgium? What role did Latin, French, and Frisian play in the literary... more...

  • Voor vorst en stadby Samuel Mareel

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    Deze publicatie onderzoekt voor het eerst de interactie tussen dergelijke vorstenfeesten en literatuur binnen een breed geografisch en tijdskader. Speciale aandacht gaat uit naar de kamers van retorica, die zich bezighielden met het schrijven en opvoeren van teksten en nauw betrokken waren bij het organiseren van vorstenfeesten. Hun stempel op deze... more...

  • Schrijvende vrouwenby Jacqueline Bel; Thomas Vaessens

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    Dit boek laat de lezer in zesenvijftig schrijversportretten kennismaken met de breedte en de rijkdom van de Nederlandstalige literatuur sinds 1880. Zoals alle geschiedenissen is ook deze kleine geschiedenis selectief. In dit boek draait het om de vraag wat er gebeurt wanneer we een louter vrouwelijke lijn door de moderne Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur... more...

  • Anne Frankby Francine Prose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl ?Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion? ? Booklist (starred review) In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife , Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer , deftly parses the... more...

  • Scheppen riep hij gaat van Auby H.U. Jessurun d'Oliveira

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Een ?rommelig schutterstuk?, zo noemde Jessurun d?Oliveira zijn klassiek geworden bundel interviews met enkele van de beste Nederlandstalige romanschrijvers en dichters uit de naoorlogse periode, zoals W.F. Hermans, Lucebert, Harry Mulisch, Jan Wolkers, Hugo Claus, G.K. van het Reve en Leo Vroman. Voor ?rommelig? leze men liever veelzijdig, flitsend... more...

  • Granida - P.C. Hooftby Lia van Gemert

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 21.75

    Text edition in the Alfa series. (in Dutch) more...