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  • Adieuby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. more...

  • 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...

  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Denis Florence Mac-Carthy

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Life is a Dream is a play about free will and fate. A king imprisons his son who, it is prophesied, will destroy the kingdom. The people believe the son to be dead, but when he is a grown man the king brings him before the public and asks them to chose his fate. The play was written in 1635 and is the most famous work by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon... more...

  • When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?by Saul Frampton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.? ? Montaigne   In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel... more...

  • Proust, l?étranger.by Karen Haddad-Wotling; Vincent Ferré

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 43.00

    Proust était fasciné par l?étrange et par l?étranger, qui le lui a bien rendu. Sa notoriété de premier auteur « moderne » est née hors des frontičres hexagonales. Son ?uvre a été traduite trčs tôt. D?ailleurs, puisqu?elle est traduite, nous ne lisons sans doute plus de la męme maničre le texte français, lui aussi devenu « étrange et étranger ». Peut-on... more...

  • And the Sea Is Never Fullby Elie Wiesel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try... more...

  • King Kong Theoryby Virginie Despentes; Stephánie Benson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    King Kong Theory is Despentes' candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi , she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape,... more...

  • Der Tango im Werk Julio Cortázarsby Viviana Alvarez-Schüller

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.04

    Ausgehend von Äußerungen Julio Cortázars legt Viviana Alvarez-Schüller dar, dass Tangozitate in seinem literarischen Werk eine größere Rolle spielen als bislang vermutet. Dank beeindruckender Tango-Kompetenz nimmt sie den Leser mit auf eine sehr aufschlussreiche intertextuelle Spurensuche. Dabei erliegt sie nie der Versuchung, die Bedeutung des Tangos... more...

  • Lagunenlyrik - Venedig im Spiegel der Dichtungby Pascal Cziborra

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.04

    Kaum eine andere Stadt Italiens, wenn nicht sogar der Welt, hat Künstler und Dichter so nachhaltig inspiriert wie Venedig. Kaum ein anderer Ort entfaltete eine ähnliche Wirkung in der Literatur; diente ihr so kontinuierlich als Schauplatz, war den Schriftstellern immer wieder eine Reise wert, und brachte aus einer nahezu unerschöpflichen Menge an Motiven... more...

  • Verisimilitude: Realismus in den Spielfilmen Jim Jarmuschsby Simone Brandt

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 21.57

    Haben Independent- bzw. Autorenfilme ein höheres Potential eine wie auch immer geartete Wirklichkeit abzubilden als der klassische Hollywoodfilm? Was ist überhaupt Realismus im Spielfilm? Die Ähnlichkeit zur Realität kann es nicht sein, denn der Spielfilm zeigt im Gegensatz zum Dokumentarfilm in der Regel Erfundenes, Fiktives. Auch kennt der Zuschauer... more...