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  • Nanaby Émile Zola; Douglas Parmée

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 8.99

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...

  • Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch 2010by Ulrich Joost; Alexander Neumann; Bernd Achenbach; Heinrich Tuitje

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 58.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Lichtenberg-Jahrbuch bringt neben Erstdrucken aus dem Nachlaß, insbesondere aus den Sudelbüchern und Tagebüchern, neue Funde von Lichtenberg-Briefen, kommentierte Ausdrucke von nicht wieder veröffentlichten Kalenderartikeln, Miszellaneen zu Person und Werk, eine fortlaufende Bibliographie und regelmäßige Bücherschau, vor allem... more...

  • Nouveaux territoires de la poésie francophone au Canada 1970-2000by Jacques Paquin

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 19.99

    La cartographie la plus à jour de la poésie francophone du Canada au tournant du XXIe siècle. more...

  • Ned Ludd & Queen Mabby Peter Linebaugh

    PM Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity. more...

  • Pot Pourriby Eugenio Cambaceres; Josefina Ludmer; Lisa Dillman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 15.99

    Eugenio Cambaceres was the first to introduce the naturalist manner of Emile Zola. to Argentinean literature in the late nineteenth century. The work of Cambaceres, a. precursor to the contemporary Argentinean novel, is crucial for an understanding of. the period of consolidation of Argentina, the formation of a national identity, and. especially for... more...

  • Les Liaisons dangereusesby Pierre Choderlos de Laclos; Douglas Parmée; David Coward

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a... more...

  • Farther Awayby Jonathan Franzen

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99

    Jonathan Franzen?s Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. In The New York Times Book Review , Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it ?a masterpiece of American fiction? and lauded its illumination ?through the steady radiance of its author?s profound moral intelligence, [of]... more...

  • Spanische Literatur im historischen, politischen und kulturellen Kontextby Manfred Lentzen

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 69.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vorliegende Band vereint insgesamt sechsundzwanzig Studien zur spanischen Literatur des Goldenen Zeitalters, der Aufklärung und des 20. Jahrhunderts. Das einigende Band aller Studien besteht darin, die literarischen Texte sowohl in struktureller und ästhetischer Hinsicht als auch im Zusammenhang der historischen, politischen... more...

  • Die Legende von der »Neuen Welt«by Angela Enders

    De Gruyter 1993; US$ 133.00

    Die Legende Von Der Neuen Welt: Montaigne Und Die >Litt Rature G Ographique. more...

  • Diderot - Entoptische Farbenby Katharina Mommsen

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 252.00

    This documentation of the genesis of Goethe's works was compiled in the 1950s by Momme and Katharina Mommsen at the Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften [German Academy of Sciences] in East Berlin. The editorial board of the EGW is currently located at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, where editing of the work continues through the support... more...