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  • Ugo Foscoloby Galuco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    Contemporary with the Romantic generation, peer of Keats, Holderlin, and Goethe, and forerunner of Valcrv and Pound, Ugo Foscolo is nevertheless little known outside Italy. In an endeavor to discover" this exemplary European poet for English-speaking readers, and to "rediscover" him for Italian readers, Glauco Cambon examines both textually and contextually... 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...

  • Körper, Kleider, Kommunikationby Nina Maria Niederl

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.56

    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...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. 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...

  • Benito Perez Galdos and the Creative Processby Walter T. Pattison

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Most critics would rank Benito Perez Galdos second only to Cervantes among the great novelists of Spain. However, in spite of the esteem in which he is generally held, Galdos has been the subject of relatively few scholarly studies. Professor Pattison, by more...

  • Adieuby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. more...

  • Proust, l’étrangerby Karen Haddad-Wotling; Vincent Ferre

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 43.00

    Proust était fasciné par l’étrange et par l’étranger, qui le lui a bien rendu. Sa notoriété de premier auteur « moderne » est née hors des frontières hexagonales. Son œuvre a été traduite très tôt. D’ailleurs, puisqu’elle est traduite, nous ne lisons sans more...

  • When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?by Saul Frampton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.? ? Montaigne   In the year 1570, at the age of thirty-seven, Michel... more...