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  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.83

    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...

  • Continuities (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Continuities , first published in 1968, is a collection of reviews by Frank Kermode that appeared from 1962 to 1967. Kermode discusses a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, including T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Wallace Stevens, Edmund Wilson, and Wallace Stevens. History and politics are two important aspects that are discussed in regards to... 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...

  • Mosén Diego de Valeraby Cristina Moya García

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Este libro reúne las últimas investigaciones de los máximos especialistas en este importante autor del siglo XV castellano que cultivó todos los géneros literarios. Contains the latest research by the most important scholars of the Castilian author Mosén Diego de Valera. more...

  • Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literatureby Leslie Barnes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies?their cultures, languages, and people?and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor... more...

  • Körper, Kleider, Kommunikationby Nina Maria Niederl

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 20.64

    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...

  • Literature and Material Culture from Balzac to Proustby Janell Watson

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

    A study of the significance of curiosities and collecting in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature. more...