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  • The Beggar's Operaby John Gay

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Beggar's Opera is the only ballad opera that is still popularly performed today. A ballad opera is a satirical musical, which uses the form of an opera but incorporates popular songs and ballads as well as operatic numbers. The Beggar's Opera satirizes the corruption to be found in all levels of society. Its immense popularity provided... more...

  • Bildphysiologieby Tanja Klemm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This study explores the interconnections between image, perception, and the observed body in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It draws from medicine, natural philosophy, theology, and image theory to develop a historical ?phenomenology of embodiment?: perception of a living body ( corpus animatum ) is understood in terms of the... more...

  • Biographia Literariaby Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition.... 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...

  • Bücher, Literaten und Leser am Vorabend der Revolutionby Louis Sebastien Mercier; Wulf D. von Lucius; Wulf D. von Lucius

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 18.12

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit seinem "Tableau de Paris" hat Louis­Sébastien Mercier als erster überhaupt die Großstadt als sozialen Kosmos entdeckt und mit empathischer Hingebung und scharfem Witz beschrieben. Das Werk, das in zwölf Bänden mit mehr als tausend Kapiteln ab 1781 veröffentlicht wurde, vibriert von der Unruhe der Jahre vor der Revolution, die... more...

  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimageby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage was the poem which brought Lord Byron public recognition. He himself disliked the poem, because he felt it revealed too much of himself. In it a young man (called childe after the medieval term for a candidate for knighthood) travels to distant lands to relieve the boredom and weariness brought on by a life of dissipation.... more...

  • The City of Dreadful Nightby James Thomson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This long poem written by Scottish author James Thomson is a notable literary accomplishment on several levels. It offers a no-holds-barred account of the seedy underbelly of London's nightlife in the late nineteenth century that stands in sharp contrast to the more popular vision that was advanced in many other Victorian-era novels and poems.... more...

  • Colaterales/Collateralby Dinapiera Di Donato

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series. more...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most popular short comedy plays. The plot is driven by two cases of mistaken identity and witty pun-drenched dialogue. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant of Dromio of Syraceuse visit the town of Ephesus, not realizing that this is the home of Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus, their twin... more...

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eaterby Thomas De Quincey

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement.... more...