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  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... 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...

  • TRAU KEINEM, DER DEIN BESTES WILL!by Dörte Thieme

    tredition 2014; US$ 11.63

    Trau keinem, der 'dein Bestes' will! Mit einer Provokation wird der Leser in die komplexe Problematik der emotionalen Erpressung eingeführt. Das Buch geht der spannenden Frage nach, warum Menschen ihr immer wieder aufs Neue zum Opfer fallen. Dabei wird die Verkettung zwischen der emotionalen Erpressbarkeit des Erwachsenen und prägenden emotionalen... 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...

  • Analytical Studiesby Honore de Balzac

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an... more...

  • The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literaturesby K. Martial Frindéthié

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This work explores the limits and prospects of Afro-Caribbean Francophone writers in reshaping or producing action-oriented literature. It shows how Francophone literatures have followed a hegemonic discourse that leaves little room for thinking outside of traditional cultural and ideological conventions. Part One explores the origins of Afro-Caribbean... more...

  • Camino trans-andinoby José Hernández

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    José Hernández, autor del Martin Fierro, hace públicas sus notas acerca de la exploración de los Andes con el propósito de construir un ferrocarril que una a Chile y Argentina.   Biographische Informationen José Hernández (1834-1886). Argentina. Nació el 10 de noviembre de 1834. Educado en el Liceo de San Telmo, en 1846 su padre lo llevó al... more...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 43.90

    Hauptbeschreibung Was verbindet Karl den Großen und Elisabeth I., Nero und Nebukadnezar, Julius Cäsar und Alexander? Dem Leser frühneuzeitlicher Texte begegnen sie nicht nur als literarische Figuren, sondern auch als Exempel in politischen und philosophischen Schriften. In Frankreich bringt das frühneuzeitliche Drama nicht nur eine Vielzahl unterschiedlichster... more...

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

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2014; US$ 9.53

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  • Heartlandby Lojo Simon

    SensePublishers 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...