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  • Imaginäres Geheimwissenby Peter-André Alt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 36.48

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnimby Juliane Römhild

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 69.99

    Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim is a comprehensive study of Elizabeth von Arnim, a much-loved middlebrow satirist who is currently being rediscovered by scholars. This study offers not only new insights on one of the bestselling English comical writers of the interwar years, but also engages with middlebrow and modernist... 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 whole body, and... more...

  • Shakespeare's Mature Tragediesby Bernard McElroy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies-- Hamlet , Othello , King Lear , and Macbeth --all have an essential experience in common. Bernard McElroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...

  • Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mindby Katharine Eisaman Maus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Katharine Maus explores the biographical reasons for Jonson's preference for particular Latin authors; the effects of Roman moral and psychological paradigms on his methods of characterization and generic choices; the connection between his critical theory and artistic practice; and the impact of Roman social theory on his portrayal of communities... more...

  • The Form of the Unfinishedby Ballachandra Rajan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Distinguishing between the incomplete poem and the unfinished poem, Professor Rajan sees the unfinished poem as remaining in dialogue with its own dissensions. He contributes to current critical debates by showing how the long poem resists assimilation to the forces of both unification and undecidability, finding its significance on the line of engagement... more...

  • The Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literatureby Penn R. Szittya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book is a history of a medieval literary tradition that grew out of opposition to the mendicant fraternal orders. Penn R. Szittya argues that the widespread attacks on the friars in late medieval poetry, especially in Ricardian England, drew on an established tradition that originated in the polemical theology, eschatology, and Biblical exegesis... more...

  • Ruskin's Mazeby Jay Fellows

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Professor Fellows presents a map of Ruskin's mind as it shifts from conditions of mastery to madness. In his study, he examines and transcribes the ways in which Ruskin observed his dislocation of imagination and shows how, in the very process of disintegration; he was enabled by his peculiar genius to transform the effects on his language and conceptualization... more...

  • Language and Logos in Boswell's "Life of Johnson"by William C. Dowling

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this deconstructionist interpretation of a major eighteenth-century work, William Dowling analyzes Boswell's Life of Johnson as a paradigm of antithetical structure in narrative, and develops a grammar of discontinuity" for interpreting other texts as well. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Milton and the Science of the Saintsby Georgia B. Christopher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the most sweeping claim yet made for Milton's puritanism, Georgia B. Christopher holds that the great poet assimilated classical literature through Reformation categories, not humanist ones. Examining Milton's major works against the beliefs of Luther and Calvin, she shows how his poetry reflects their view of Scripture, the extra-literary properties... more...