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  • C. Marius Victorinus, ?Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica?by Thomas Riesenweber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 266.00

    As accompaniments to the edition of the Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica (BT), these volumes provide prolegomena and a critical commentary. The first volume lists for the first time all extant textual sources with their stemmatic interrelationships. It traces the reception history of the Commenta from late antiquity through modern era.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking Gaspara Stampa in the Canon of Renaissance Poetryby Dr Unn Falkeid; Professor Aileen A Feng; Professor Allyson M Poska; Professor Abby Zanger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Despite the fact that Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) has been recognized as one of the greatest and most creative poets and musicians of the Italian Renaissance, scholarship on her work has been surprisingly scarce and uncoordinated. In recent years, critical attention towards her work has increased, but until now there have been no anthologies dedicated... 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...

  • Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readersby Dr Thomas Foerster; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This collection provides a systematic survey of the wide readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo enjoyed in the late Middle Ages. In the last years of the twelfth century this chronicler and imperial notary wrote a series of historical collections that gained considerable and lasting popularity: between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, his... more...