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  • The Life of Charlotte Bronteby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. The Life of Charlotte... 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...

  • The Dawn and the Dayby Henry T. Niles

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Religious poetry is a genre that has been around for thousands of years, but in the multi-part epic The Dawn and the Day, lawyer and writer Henry T. Niles adopted a novel approach, attempting to forge a theological and philosophical bridge between two seemingly incompatible belief systems, Christianity and Buddhism. Stirring and thought-provoking,... 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...

  • The Ballad of Reading Gaolby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor as punishment for having engaged in homosexual acts. While serving out his sentence at Reading Gaol in Berkshire, Wilde witnessed the execution by hanging of a young soldier who had murdered his wife by slashing her throat. Profoundly shaken by the execution and the crime that preceded it,... more...

  • Dorothy Wordsworthby Edmund Lee

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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 his German wife... more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    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 uncomfortably—or 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...

  • 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...