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  • The Elementary Sherlock Holmesby Portico

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    To a great mind, nothing is little' Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that he's almost real. He's on our TV screens, he's in our films and, of course, the books are still as popular as ever. This fascinating little miscellany tells you everything you need to know about this enduringly popular figure, and lots of stuff... more...

  • Die Germanophilenby Lucian Boia; Larisa Schippel; Julia Richter

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 64.89

    In der rumänischen Geschichtsschreibung hält sich bis heute ein Mythos: Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges hätten die Rumänen ? bis auf wenige Ausnahmen unter den Politikern ? einhellig das ?nationale Ideal? vertreten; man sei in den Krieg gegen Österreich-Ungarn eingetreten, um sich mit Transsilvanien vereinigen zu können. Die Presse und andere Dokumente... more...

  • Blake's Marginsby Hazard Adams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Known for his prophetic and imaginative works of poetry, painting, and printmaking, William Blake was also a prolific reader and annotator of other writers' works. This is the first work of criticism to consider Blake's annotations in their entirety, and it covers such topics as art, poetry, theology, madness and philosophy, as well as the... more...

  • William Blake: Song of Innocence and of Experienceby William Blake; Richard Holmes; Adam Mars-Jones

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2014; US$ 11.99

    'Every page is a window open in Heaven … interwoven designs companion the poems, and gold and yellow tints diffuse themselves over the page like summer clouds. The poems [of Song of Innocence ] are the morning song of Blake's genius.' - W.B. Yeats 'Blake sang of the ideal world, of the truth of the intellect, and of the divinity of imagination... more...

  • A New interpretation of Four of William Blake's Minor Prophecies His Use of the "four zoas" as an Organizing Principleby Robert E. Simmons

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This book examines four of Blake's works that use a consistent fourfold imagery and structure based on the four "zoas", or aspects of Albion. Luvah as the zoa of "god" is the state of imgaination in England. Urthona as the zoa of "body" is the physical state of England. Urizen as the zoa of "soul" is the... more...

  • Masks of Conquestby Gauri Viswanathan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A classic work in postcolonial studies, Masks of Conquest describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and its function as an effective form of political control abetting voluntary cultural assimilation. Gauri Viswanathan demonstrates how the literary text functioned as a mirror of the ideal Englishman and became a mask... more...

  • Sherlock Holmesby Maria Fleischhack

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 45.79

    Die Lupe am Auge, die Pfeife im Mund, den Deerstalker auf dem Kopf: So kennt man Sherlock Holmes, den größten Meisterdetektiv aller Zeiten. Arthur Conan Doyles spannende Geschichten um die geniale Spürnase und den treuen Dr. Watson wurden in mehr als 60 Sprachen übersetzt. Film und Fernsehen machten den Prototyp des genauen Beobachters, der mit scharfem... more...

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlanderby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan... more...

  • Re-reading Poetsby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    In Re-reading Poets, Paul Kameen offers a deep reflection on the importance of poets and poetry to the reader. Through his historical, philosophical, scholarly, and personal commentary on select poems, Kameen reveals how these works have helped him form a personal connection to each individual poet. He relates their profound impact not only on... more...

  • Entwürfe des Glücks und des guten Lebens in englischen Romanen vom 18. zum 20. Jahrhundertby Katrin Röder

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 40.08

    Die Monografie analysiert literarische Darstellungen von Glück und dem guten Leben aus den Perspektiven der Ethik und Hermeneutik der Existenz. Untersucht werden die Verhandlung unterschiedlicher Diskurse und Konzeptionen von Glück und dem guten Leben (v.a. des utilitaristischen Glücksstrebens, der Selbstsorge und der Eudämonie, aber auch religiöser,... more...