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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$ 64.89

    <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 historische Zusammenh&auml;nge... 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...

  • 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$ 4.76

    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...

  • Traces of Timeby Lucio Mariani; Anthony Molino

    Open Letter 2015; US$ 9.99

    Encompassing Mariani's career, Traces of Time examines the poet's relationship to history and how poetry can exist outside of it. 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$ 9.53

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  • Remembering French Algeriaby Amy L. Hubbell

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Colonized by the French in 1830, Algeria was an important French settler colony that, unlike its neighbors, endured a lengthy and brutal war for independence from 1954 to 1962. The nearly one million Pieds-Noirs (literally ?black-feet?) were former French citizens of Algeria who suffered a traumatic departure from their homes and discrimination upon... more...