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  • Erzählen und Gesang im flavischen Eposby Anke Walter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The three Flavian poets, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus, held different views on the form and function of epic storytelling. This study shows which personae perform the role of storyteller in their works and how these interact with the narrated world and are mirrored by the singers and prophetic characters in the narrative. more...

  • Machaut and the Medieval Apprenticeship Traditionby Douglas Kelly

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A close examination of an important theme in Machaut's works. more...

  • The Politics of Race in Panamaby Sonja Stephenson Watson

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Sonja Watson examines the writing of black Panamanian authors to reveal how race is defined, contested, and inscribed in Panama. She tells the story of two competing cultures: Afro-Hispanics whose ancestors came as slaves during the colonial period and West Indians whose families arrived more recently from English-speaking Caribbean countries to build... more...

  • Laughing Cultby Kevin McCaffrey

    Four Winds Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Inspired by the spirit and approach of Bertolt Brecht's Manual of Piety , the poems of Laughing Cult often employ the structures of ballads, folksongs, and other traditional forms to create miniature sketches marked by romantic ambiguity, occultism, science fiction, and quirky angst. As cool in tone as a Lee Konitz solo and as lacking in affect... more...

  • "Großreinemachen im Osten"by Michaela Kipp

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 46.03

    Warum beteiligten sich normale deutsche Männer an Kriegsverbrechen gegen die Bevölkerung der osteuropäischen Länder? Einblick in die Beweggründe der Wehrmachtsangehörigen bieten Briefe, die sie aus dem Krieg nach Hause schrieben. Gestützt auf eine qualitative Auswertung von ca. 7000 Feldpostbriefen untersucht Michaela Kipp das Denken der Protagonisten... more...

  • Decolonizing Translationby Kathryn Batchelor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The linguistically innovative aspect of Francophone African literature has been recognized and studied from a variety of angles over recent decades, yet little attention has been paid to what happens to such literature when it is translated into another language. Taking as its corpus all sub-Saharan Francophone African texts that have ever been published... more...

  • Antonin Artaudby Edward Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His writing influenced entire generations, from the French... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...

  • Imaginaires métissés en littérature pour la jeunesseby Noëlle Sorin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 18.00

    Le collectif proposé par Noëlle Sorin aborde la problématique du métissage en deux volets, l'un consacré au métissage culturel sous divers aspects, l'autre à l'expression d'une pensée métisse dans l'ouvre de plusieurs auteurs. Les enseignants trouveront en ces pages des suggestions d'ouvres... more...

  • Jacques Poulinby Pierre Hébert

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1997; US$ 9.99

    Les romans de Jacques Poulin sondent un très petit nombre de questions essentiels : quelle influence exerce sur nous notre enfance ? comment vivre avec l?agressivité qui existe en nous-mêmes et chez les autres ? comment équilibre intérieurement la partie féminine et masculine de notre être ? Enfin, cette interrogation récursive qui recueille toutes... more...