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  • 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...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Madame Bovary (Routledge Revivals)by Rosemary Lloyd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Madame Bovary ranks among the world?s most famous and widely read novels, and has inspired numerous critical theories. First published in 1987, this study draws on both twentieth-century and traditional critical views to provide both students and scholars with a fresh analysis of the novel: its narrative techniques, social background, and underlying... more...

  • The Path of Loveby Osho; Osho International Foundation

    Osho Media International 2014; US$ 7.95

    Kabir is a 15th-century Indian mystic. Born a lower-caste weaver, Kabir opposed superstition, empty ritualism and bigotry. His teachings include scathing attacks against Brahmanical pride, caste prejudice and the very concept of untouchability, as well as exposing the dogmatism and bigotry he perceived around him. Unusually, even for his time, he... more...

  • The Political Vision of the "Divine Comedy"by Joan M. Ferrante

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Joan Ferrante analyzes the Divine Comedy in terms of public issues, which continued foremost in Dante's thinking after his exile from Florence. Professor Ferrante examines the political concepts of the poem in historical context and in light of the political theory and controversies of the period. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy... more...

  • 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...

  • Petrarch the Poet (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In this critical and historical interpretation of Petrarch?s major Italian work, the collection of poems he called the Rerum vulgarium fagmenta , Peter Hainsworth presents Petrarch as a poet of outstanding sophistication and seriousness, occupied with issues which are still central to debates about poetry and language. In the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta... 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...

  • Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britainby Amanda Hopkins; Robert Allen Rouse; Cory James Rushton

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    An examination into aspects of the sexual as depicted in a variety of medieval texts, from Chaucer and Malory to romance and alchemical treatises. more...

  • Körper, Kleider, Kommunikationby Nina Maria Niederl

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.25

    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...