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  • Polyeucteby Pierre Corneille; Thomas Constable

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This seventeenth-century drama in five acts was inspired by the tale of Saint Polyeuctus (rendered as 'Polyeucte' in French), a Roman convert to the faith who was martyred in 259 A.D. However, although an imaginatively retold version of the story of St. Polyeuctus comprises some of the plot of the play, Polyeucte also relates metaphorically... more...

  • Wendezeitenby Alfred Gall

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 62.14

    Hauptbeschreibung <p>Der Band versammelt Beitr&auml;ge aus verschiedenen Disziplinen, die der Frage nachgehen, wie in Drama und Film Wendezeiten modelliert werden. Die Gestaltung epochaler Z&auml;suren bringt eigenst&auml;ndige Deutungsanspr&uuml;che zur Geltung, die nicht auf vorgeordnete politische, gesellschaftliche oder... more...

  • Heartlandby Lojo Simon

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    During World War II, the US government confined thousands of Japanese-, German- and Italian-Americans to isolated, fenced and guarded relocation centers known as internment camps. At the same time, it shipped foreign Prisoners of War captured overseas to the US for imprisonment. Heartland reflects on the intersection between these two historic events... more...

  • Italian Literature IIIby Gloria Allaire; Gloria Allaire

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 155.00

    First English translation (with facing text) of one of the earliest Tristan romances, providing new evidence for the development of the Arthurian legend in Italy. more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; Cyril Scott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most influential volumes of poetry of the nineteenth century, Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil caused a sensation when it was originally published, even earning Baudelaire a fine when he was charged with "insulting public decency." With strong themes of debauchery, decadence, hedonism and sensuality, these intoxicating... more...

  • La quinta de Florenciaby Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

    Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.56

    En La Quinta de Florencia el duque Alejandro hace casarse a un cortesano con una molinera a la que ha seducido, dándoles, además, una dote generosa.   Biographische Informationen Félix Lope de Vega (Madrid, 1562-1637). España. El que fuera llamado "Fénix de los ingenios españoles", Félix Lope de Vega Carpio, nació en Madrid a finales... more...

  • A Terrible Beautyby Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

    The O'Brien Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    Ireland's Easter 1916 Rising was unusual - led by a mix of soldiers and trade unions but also visionaries and writers. This collection of poems contains the dreams and visions of freedom and nationhood for Ireland by these artists, focusing on before, during and after the 1916 rising. Poets include: Padraic Pearse, William Butler Yeats, Joseph... more...

  • The Sentinelby Mark Oldfield

    Head of Zeus 2015; Not Available

    The events of a winter in Madrid 57 years ago haun the present day in this unforgettable journey into the dark heart of Spain Comandante Leopoldo Guzmán, the infamous head of Franco?s secret police, is a man who disappeared from history in 1953, but his secrets live on. 1953, Madrid: Amid the snow-bound streets of an unprecedented winter, the... more...

  • Geschwindigkeitby Saint-Pol-Roux; Joachim Schultz; Aurel Schmidt

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2014; US$ 9.13

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  • Lateinamerikas koloniales Gedächtnisby Julia Roth

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 50.08

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