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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

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  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Through his eclecticism, William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most emblematic personalities of the nineteenth century. Painter, architect, poet and engineer, wielding the quill as well as the brush, he jolted Victorian society by discarding standards established by triumphant industry. His commitment to the writing of the Socialist Manifesto was... more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Seine eklektische Art machte William Morris (1834-1896) zu einem der eigenwilligsten und einflussreichsten Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war gleichzeitig Maler, Architekt, Dichter, Kunstgewerbler, Ingenieur und Drucker und verstand es, den Federkiel genau so gut handzuhaben wie den Pinsel. Er brüskierte die viktorianische Gesellschaft mit ihrem... more...

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literatureby Adam Piette; Mark Rawlinson

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 240.00

    The first reference to literary and cultural representations of war in 20th-century English & US literature and film.Covering the two World Wars, the Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the War on Terror, this Companion reveals the influence of modern wars on the imagination.These newly researched... more...

  • Ironie im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff; Christel Meier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 37.02

    Ob das Mittelalter zur Ironie fähig war, wurde zwar bislang vielfach bezweifelt, lässt sich aber mit einer Fülle eindrucksvoller Belege nachweisen. In interdisziplinärem Ansatz rekonstruie¬ren die Autoren die dem Mittelalter aus der antiken Rhetorik und Hermeneutik bekannten Ironiekonzepte und die vielfältige praktische Verwendung der Ironie in der... more...

  • The Edinburgh Companion to James Hoggby Ian Duncan; Douglas S. Mack

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    James Hogg (1770-1835) is increasingly recognised as a major Scottish author and one of the most original figures in European Romanticism. 16 essays written by international experts on Hogg draw on recent breakthroughs in research to illuminate the contexts and debates that helped to shape his writings. The book provides an indispensable guide to Hogg's... more...

  • Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershedby Joseph Brooker

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

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  • Die Reise ans Ende der Weltby Karl S. Guthke

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 172.70

    Hauptbeschreibung Von Grenzen geht ein Reiz aus: was liegt daru¨ber hinaus? Wie aber, wenn es sich um die Erfahrung der "letzten Grenze" handelt? Eine Herausforderung an den Menschen, zu erfahren, wer er ist? Die Überraschung, daß das "Ende der Welt" vielleicht ihre Mitte ist? Eine definierende Erfahrung allemal. Oder hat Durs Gru¨nbein recht: es... more...

  • Das Lachenby Henri Bergson; Roswitha Plancherel-Walter

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2011; US$ 15.05

    Hauptbeschreibung "Was ist das Wesen des Lachens? Was steckt hinter dem Lächerlichen? Was haben die Grimasse eines Clowns, ein Wortspiel, eine Verwechslung in einem Schwank, eine geistvolle Lustspielszene miteinander gemeinsam?" In seinem elegant geschriebenen Essay 'Das Lachen', der 1900 in drei separaten Aufsätzen in der 'Revue de Paris' erschien... more...

  • Legends of King Arthurby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2012; US$ 10.19

    Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a... more...