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  • Förderung literarischer Übersetzung in Deutschlandby Slávka Rude-Porubská

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 66.97

    Literarische Übersetzungen und ihre Produzenten agieren in keinem luftleeren Raum. Pierre Bourdieu beschreibt sie als sozial markierte Produkte und Objekte diverser Interessen: Sie sind Ergebnisse ästhetischer Entscheidungen, marktstrategischer Selektionen und gesellschaftspolitischer Überlegungen. Die zunehmende Geschwindigkeit der internationalen... more...

  • Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literatureby Lars Ole Sauerberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00

    During the last decades of the twentieth century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as 'national' or 'mainstream'. The book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in, or relating to, Britain and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration,... more...

  • Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticismby Gregory Dart

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    Re-examines Rousseau's influence on French Revolution and English Romanticism, through the mediating figure of Robespierre. more...

  • Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empireby Paula M. Krebs

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    An examination of the impact of ideas of race and gender on late Victorian imperialism. more...

  • The Poets' Cornerby John Lithgow

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in... more...

  • The Wind Up Lettersby MArk Hebblewhite

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 12.99

    From a man with far too much time on his hands comes this collection of barmy correspondence, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most dedicated customer services assistant. Whether he?s appealing to the British Lubrication Federation for advice on resolving his catflap predicament or making an enthusiastic request to Tiffany & Co... more...

  • Selected Essays of John Bergerby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    The writing career of John Berger?poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist?has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger?s seminal essays. Berger?s insights make it impossible to look at a painting,... more...

  • Shaggy Musesby Maureen Adams

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    ?You?ll call this sentimental?perhaps?but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,? Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses,... more...

  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor; William Montgomery

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99

    A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and... more...