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  • Querenciaby Stephen Bodio; Malcolm Brooks

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple had been inseparable from the day they met. After stumbling upon a vintage home along the highway, they settled into a country life; it was the... more...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 52.61

    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...

  • Mobility of Lightby Nicole Brossard; Louise H. Forsyth

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    “On strands of light I am hanging poetry like garlands.” These first words of poetry from Nicole Brossard anticipate the vast body of work she has published in the last four decades. The poems in Mobility of Light were chosen by Louise H. Forsyth to elicit a sense of these whirling garlands and convey the intense energy—physical,... more...

  • John Gower in England and Iberiaby Ana Sáez-Hidalgo; R.F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...

  • Marie de France: A Critical Companionby Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her 'Lais', she also translated Aesop's Fables (the 'Ysopë'), and wrote the 'Espurgatoire seint Patriz' (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information... more...

  • Montale and the Occasions of Poetryby Claire de C.L. Huffman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The six overlapping studies that make up this book on the poetry of Eugenio Montale analyze a large number of individual poems and, with Le occasioni (1939) as a point of reference, show how they shape and are shaped by changes and continuities that extend from the earliest poems of Ossi di seppia (1925) to the notoriously difficult poems in his culminating... more...

  • Eugenio Montale's Poetryby Galuco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Glauco Cambon draws on twenty-five years of commitment to Montale s poetry and prose for this extended critical analysis. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift?s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift?s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms... more...

  • Wilfred Owen (Routledge Revivals)by Jennifer Breen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this annotated selection of Wilfred Owen?s poetry and prose provides a comprehensive one-volume text of his best work. As well as the war poems, it includes illuminating early pieces such as ?Impressionist? and ?Little Claus and Big Claus?, which illustrate Owen?s early command of satire and narrative. The prose includes Owen?s... more...