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  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...

  • Hamletby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned... more...

  • The Tempestby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Tempest is thought by many to be Shakespeare's greatest and most perfect play. When the magician Prospero deliberately summons a storm to overcome his enemy King Alonso of Naples ship the passengers are washed ashore on a fantastical island. Prospero manipulates the king, his entourage, apparitions and fiends as he schemes revenge on the hapless... more...

  • Shakespeare's Othelloby Kate Maurer; Sidney Lamb

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002; US$ 9.99 US$ 5.99

    The CliffsComplete Othello is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Imaginäres Geheimwissenby Peter-André Alt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 31.22

    Der Hermetismus bildet ein wesentliches Element der religiös inspirierten Wissensgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit und wirkt über einzelne Topoi auch in literarischen Texten des späten 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts fort. Die Studien des vorliegenden Buchs verfolgen die Ausprägungen dieses Wissens am Leitfaden einer klaren begriffshistorischen Perspektive: Sie... more...

  • Live-Tickerby Endo Anaconda; Gion Mathias Cavelty; Marianne Fehr; Nora Gomringer; Jürg Halter; Dominik Locher; Thomas Meyer; Milena Moser; Till Rippmann; Michèle Roten; Daniel Ryser; Alexander Seibt; Christian Uetz; Adrian Witschi; Thomas Wyss; Constantin Seibt

    Echtzeit Verlag 2012; US$ 23.99

    «Für einen wirklich gelungenen Ticker muss ein fast perfekter Autor auf ein fast perfektes Stück Realität treffen», schreibt Constantin Seibt in seinem Vorwort. Fünfzehn Autorinnen und Autoren machen es vor. Und schreiben Literatur im Minutentakt: Endo Anaconda tickert einen Kinobesuch, Milena Moser das kürzeste Studium, Jürg Halter einen Klitschko-Kampf.... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Poet John Betjemen was not the only scribe 'beckoned out to lanes in beechy Bucks'. Many of the country's most famous writers shared his fondness for the county and sought solace within its boundaries. John Milton came herer to escape the plague in London; Enid Blyton fled the capital's increasing development, with D H Lawrence and... more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela " Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...