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  • The Blue Denby Stephanie Norgate

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    In The Blue Den, people travel along the edges of roads, landscapes and emotions. The poems give voice to a stream under ice, a flooded road, and an ant beneath the sky. Strongly visual and imaginative, these poems explore the edges of memory, the mutual dependency of man and nature. Stephanie Norgate's second collection celebrates the power of intense... more...

  • The Book of Lost Booksby Stuart Kelly

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    An account of books destroyed, misplaced, never finished, or never even begun - from ancient Greek and Arabic masters through Shakespeare, Dante and Hemingway right up to the present day. more...

  • Briefe nach Königsbergby Ferdinand Gregorovius; Dominik Fugger; Nina Schlüter

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 29.62

    Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821?1891) gehörte bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein zu den meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Historikern. Er hat das Italienbild seiner Epoche wesentlichgeprägt. Zwanzig Jahre verbrachte er selbst in Rom; kaum ein Geschichtsschreiber hat wie er vom Genius loci profitiert, kaum einer war so sehr auf ihn angewiesen wie der Verfasser... more...

  • The Burning of the Books and other poemsby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The title-poem of George Szirtes' The Burning of the Books and other poems is the core of this collection of narrative sequences by a writer who came to Britain as a child refugee after the Hungarian Uprising. Book burning is associated with the Nazis' burning of what they considered to be subversive books in 1933, but the practice has a long history,... more...

  • Calderón y el Barrocoby María Alicia Amadei-Pulice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 165.00

    Amadei-Pulice examines the conflict between Lope's dramatic formula (comedia) and the new polytechnic formula that in the hands of Calderon merged dramatic poetry with visual and auditory effects (comedia de teatro). The author places the Spanish baroque theater within the wider context of a revolution in the theory of representation, signs, and meanings... more...

  • Cartasby Pedro deValdivia

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Las Cartas de la Avellaneda son una referencia obligada en la literatura cubana del siglo XIX.   Biographische Informationen Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Camagüey, 1814-Madrid, 1873). Cuba. Era hija de un oficial de la marina española y de una cubana. Escribió novelas y dramas y fue actriz. Estudió francés y leyó mucho, sobre todo autores... more...

  • Cartasby Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Miguel Cané Casares (1851-1905). Uruguay. Hijo del doctor Miguel Cané y de Eufemia Casares. A los dos años fue llevado a Buenos Aires y conforme a las leyes votadas tras la caída de Rosas, recibió la ciudadanía argentina. En 1874 ingresó en el partido autonomista y ejerció el periodismo en La Tribuna y en El Nacional, entre cuyos redactores estaba... more...

  • Cartas Iby Juana Borrero

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    A los doce años Juana Borrero era una excelente versificadora y pintaba. El poeta Julián del Casal la conoce y le dedica el poema Virgen triste, versos premonitorios de su muerte prematura. La pérdida de Casal la sume en el dolor, que mitiga cuando conoce a Carlos Pío Urbach a quien escribe estas cartas. Carlos Pío, comprometido con la independencia... more...

  • Cartas marruecasby José Cadalso

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    En Cartas marruecas (1788-1789) el autor finge una correspondencia entre dos amigos marroquíes, uno vive en España y el otro en Marruecos. Esta trama permite a Cadalso ofrecer una visión crítica sobre el carácter español, y la política del siglo XVIII.   Biographische Informationen José Cadalso y Vázquez (Cádiz, 8 de octubre de 1741-Gibraltar,... more...

  • Charles Cormby Franck Salameh

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese ?Young Phoenician? delves into the history of the modern Middle East and an inquiry into Lebanese intellectual, cultural, and political life as incarnated in the ideas, and as illustrated by the times, works, and activities of Charles Corm (1894?1963). more...