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  • Enigmatik ? Das Rätsel als hermeneutische Grenzfigur in Mythos, Philosophie und Literaturby Doren Wohlleben

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 57.84

    Wo, wann und wie wird das Rätsel eingesetzt, um Möglichkeiten, Bedingungen und Grenzen menschlichen Verstehens zu reflektieren? Nach einer Revision der im 20. Jahrhundert überwiegend ludistisch-lösungsorientierten Ansätze ist das Rätsel hier als eine hermeneutische Grenzfigur konzipiert, die am Anfang philosophischer und poetologischer Standortbestimmungen... more...

  • Claude Simonby Celia Britton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist... more...

  • Sartreby Christina Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Imaginaires métissés en littérature pour la jeunesseby Noëlle Sorin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 18.00

    Le collectif proposé par Noëlle Sorin aborde la problématique du métissage en deux volets, l'un consacré au métissage culturel sous divers aspects, l'autre à l'expression d'une pensée métisse dans l'ouvre de plusieurs auteurs. Les enseignants trouveront en ces pages des suggestions d'ouvres... more...

  • Jacques Poulinby Pierre Hébert

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1997; US$ 9.99

    Les romans de Jacques Poulin sondent un très petit nombre de questions essentiels : quelle influence exerce sur nous notre enfance ? comment vivre avec l?agressivité qui existe en nous-mêmes et chez les autres ? comment équilibre intérieurement la partie féminine et masculine de notre être ? Enfin, cette interrogation récursive qui recueille toutes... more...

  • Germaine Guèvremontby Yvan G. Lepage

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1998; US$ 9.99

    « Évoquer Germaine Guèvremont (1893-1968), c?est faire surgir le personnage mythique du Survenant, lié dans l?imaginaire québécois, aux temps heureux d?un passé révolu. » Ainsi s?ouvre le présent ouvrage, dont l?objectif est d?éclairer l?oeuvre entière de Germaine Guèvremont, aussi bien ses écrits journalistiques, encore très mal connus (environ cent... more...

  • The School of Warby Alexandre Najjar; Laurie Wilson

    Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74

    Alexandre Najjar was eight when Lebanon erupted into a bloody and brutal conflict; he was twenty-three when the guns at last fell silent. After seven years of voluntary exile spent trying to escape the nightmare of civil war, he is now back amongst his family and friends, and the past is quickly catching up with him. As he reacquaints himself with... more...

  • What is Québécois Literature?by Rosemary Chapman

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The question ‘What is Québécois literature?’ may seem innocent and answerable, yet Rosemary Chapman's compelling study shows that to answer it is to chart the cultural history of French Canada, to put francophone writing in Canada in postcolonial context and to ask whether literary history, with its focus on the nation, is in... more...

  • Writing the Early Crusadesby Marcus Bull; Damien Kempf

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain. more...

  • Gilgameshby Stephen Mitchell

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.31

    Vivid, enjoyable and comprehensible, the poet and pre-eminent translator Stephen Mitchell makes the oldest epic poem in the world accessible for the first time. Gilgamesh is a born leader, but in an attempt to control his growing arrogance, the Gods create Enkidu, a wild man, his equal in strength and courage. Enkidu is trapped by a temple prostitute,... more...