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  • Cyrano de Bergeracby Edmond Rostand; Gladys Thomas; Mary F. Guillemard

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Very loosely based on the life of a French duelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac is a play in verse that tells the tale of soldier who is gifted with every imaginable positive attribute -- except that of a handsome appearance. Because of his perceived ugliness (including a disproportionately large nose), Cyrano feels unworthy of the woman he loves... more...

  • 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$ 61.83

    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...

  • 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...

  • Young Countryby Kerry Hines

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    This book is a collection of poetry by 21st-century writer Kerry Hines, alongside images by 19th-century photographer William Williams. The wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs of settlement: landscapes, streetscapes, skyscapes; the escapades of a trio of flatmates; portraits of family and friends; burned bush and... more...

  • Voices of Negritude in Modernist Printby Carrie Noland

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the works of Aimé Césaire and Léon Gontran Damas, Carrie Noland shows how the demands of modernist print culture alter the personal voice of each author, transforming... more...

  • La quinta de Florenciaby Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

    Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.54

    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...

  • 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...

  • Reyes Calderón's Lola MacHor Seriesby Jeffrey Oxford

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    In spite of the fact that detective fiction has been the most popular genre utilized by Spanish authors over the last 30 or so years, the female detective has appeared in such works on relatively rare occasions. Less frequent are Spanish female authors of detective fiction who employ a female detective as their main character. One author who has broken... more...

  • Juan de Menaby Cristina Moya García

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 115.00

    A collection of essays by leading scholars that examine the two facets of Juan de Mena's life as lawyer and poet. more...