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  • Körper, Kleider, Kommunikationby Nina Maria Niederl

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Nicht nur auf dem Laufsteg gilt: Kleidung ordnet ein oder grenzt ab. Ohne Worte verrät sie ihren Träger und seinen Stand in der Gesellschaft. Auch Schriftsteller nutzen Kleidung als zentrales Vehikel zur Definition ihrer Figuren und gesellschaftlich-sozialer Zusammenhänge. Das semantische Potenzial von Kleidung kann somit auch die... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • White Inkby Helene Cixous; Susan Sellers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Helene Cixous is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential feminist writers and thinkers. "White Ink" brings together her most revealing interviews, available in English for the first time. Spanning over four decades and including a new interview with the editor Susan Sellers, this collection presents a brilliant, running commentary on... 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...

  • El amante liberalby Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Sergio Aguilar Giménez

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Cervantes published eight plays that blended drama and comedy. Many of these, including  El amante liberals  display the influences of his time in Algiers and the Islamic world. This is a love story between Christian captives in Nicosia. more...

  • Libro de la caza de las avesby Pero López de Ayala

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Fray Luis es considerado una de las voces más altas de toda la poesía en castellano. El propio Fray Luis dividió sus poemas en tres apartados: las originales, las traducciones de poetas profanos y las traducciones o versiones bíblicas. Quevedo editó por primera vez en 1631 sus poemas, utilizándolo como antinomia del culteranismo en el contexto de la... more...