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  • The Light of Asiaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    The Light of Asia , subtitled The Great Renunciation , weaves through its poetic verses the life and philosophy of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree and became the Buddha. Receiving high acclaim since its publication in 1879, Edwin Arnold's work was adapted from the Lalitavistara Sutra (The Unfolding of the... more...

  • Liminal Semioticsby Melanie Maria Lörke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Grenzen, ihre Überschreitung, ihre Auflösung und ihre Wiederherstellung sind ein bisher nicht systematisch erforschtes Schlüsselkonzept für das Verständnis romantischer Literatur. Diese semiotisch-komparatistische Grundsatzstudie analysiert über drei Kulturräume hinweg vergleichend eine Vielfalt heterogener literarischer Entgrenzungsphänomene in der... more...

  • Literarische Männlichkeiten und Emotionenby Toni Tholen; Jennifer Clare

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 33.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Dass Männer zu allen Zeiten nicht nur Verstand, sondern auch Gefühle haben, ist an sich betrachtet eine schlichte Tatsache. Der die kulturelle Moderne dominierende bürgerliche Geschlechterdiskurs, wie er sich im 19. Jahrhundert formiert hat, behindert jedoch bis heute eine selbstverständliche Auseinandersetzung mit den Formen und... 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...

  • Literatur und Wahnsinnby Helene von Bogen; Theresa Mayer; Shirin Meyer zu Schwabedissen; Daniel Schierke; Simon Schnorr

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 48.67

    Ob im Theater, im Roman oder in der Dichtung: literarische Darstellung und Wahnsinn stehen in engem Verhältnis zueinander. Als Motiv ver-rückt der Wahnsinn den literarischen Text an die Grenzen des Lesbaren und Begreiflichen und eröffnet einen Fragehorizont, der von der sprachlichen Darstellbarkeit des Wahnsinns bis zur Möglichkeit eines wahnsinnigen... 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; Hans-Jörg Walter; Constantin Seibt

    Echtzeit Verlag 2012; US$ 19.99

    «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...

  • Love's Labour's Lostby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598. The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the... more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become the "woman of the house" when she was only eight years old, filling in as the household manager after her own mother's death.... more...

  • Mexico in My Heartby Willis Barnstone

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 13.99

    Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as a superb act of restoration'. Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fourteen collections,... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's classic tale of two couples who can't quite pair up to everyone's satisfaction. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius by her father. Hermia's best friend Helena loves Demetrius, but in his obsession for Hermia Demetrius barely even notices... more...