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  • The Lives of the Miller's Taleby Peter G. Beidler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    With his Miller's Tale Chaucer transformed a colorless Middle Dutch account into the lively, dramatic story of raunchy Nicholas, sexy Alison, foolish John and squeamish Absolon. This book focuses on the ways Chaucer made his narrative more effective through dialogue, scene division, music, visual effects and staging. The author pays special attention... more...

  • The Poet's Taleby Paul Strohm

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    As the year 1386 began, Geoffrey Chaucer was a middle-aged bureaucrat and sometime poet, living in London and enjoying the perks that came with his close connections to its booming wool trade. When it ended, he was jobless, homeless, out of favour with his friends and living in exile. Such a reversal might have spelled the end of his... more...

  • Piers Plowmanby William Langland; Peter Sutton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    William Langland's 14th-century poem Piers Plowman is a disturbing and often humorous commentary on corruption and greed that remains meaningful today. The allegorical and satirical work revolves around the narrator's quest to live a good life, and takes the form of a series of dreams in which Piers, the honest plowman, appears in various guises.... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Geoffrey Chaucerby Michelle M. Sauer

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer has delighted readers with his colorful tales filled with humanity, grace, and strength. He is best known for "The Canterbury Tales", a vibrant account of life in England during his own day. This book presents that canonical work along with some of Chaucer's lesser-known... more...

  • Lesermodelle und Lesertheorienby Marcus Willand

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The theory and practice of literary studies has long been characterized by a virtually unnoticed asymmetry: the striking contrast between an intense effort to create a scientific foundation for the discipline and the equally striking paucity of efforts to systematically incorporate the reader models arising from these positions. This study... more...

  • Verfilmung von Lyrikby Simin N Littschwager

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Verfilmte Gedichte - gibt es das? Ja und ob! Weltweit erfreuen sich Poetryfilme aus der filmisch-literarischen Subkultur einer wachsenden Popularität. Das "ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival" in Berlin ist eines ihrer wichtigsten Foren. In den Feuilletons jedoch ist man sich als Schützer des 'Hochkulturguts Lyrik' uneinig, was davon zu... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autorenby Eberhard Kreutzer; Ansgar Nünning

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2006; US$ 23.30

    650 Autoren im Porträt. Wer sich als englischsprachiger Literat oder als Schriftstellerin einen Namen gemacht hat - hier ist das Wichtigste über Werk und Wirken nachzulesen: vom frühen Mittelalter bis zur unmittelbaren Gegenwart. Über den bekannten Kanon hinaus präsentiert das Lexikon viele Autoren aus dem globalen Einzugsbereich der "New English... more...

  • Language of Literatureby Adrian Beard

    Routledge 2003; US$ 23.95

    Built around the assessment objectives for AS and A2 level English, offering explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggested answers. more...

  • How Texts Workby Adrian Beard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95

    How Texts Work :  explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step... more...