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History and criticism

  • Algerian Imprintsby Brigitte Weltman-Aron

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very basis of dissensus. In a rare comparison of these authors? writings, this book shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical... more...

  • Kindler Kompakt: Spanische Literatur, 20. Jahrhundertby Gerhard Wild

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2015; Not Available


  • The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fictionby Olivier Delers

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The Other Rise of the Novel relies on new research concerning the relevance of bourgeois values and ideals in the early modern period in France to question the extent to which characters in works of fiction portray the rise of individualistic and self-interested behavior. It argues that novels like Manon Lescaut , Lettres d?une Péruvienne... more...

  • Das Auge der Spracheby Boris Roman Gibhardt

    Deutscher Kunstverlag 2015; Not Available

    Marcel Proust ist nicht nur ein Denker der Erinnerung, sondern auch ein Dichter der Wahrnehmung. Dieses schreibende Sehen gipfelt, so der Ansatz dieser transdisziplinären Studie, in der Beschreibung von Ornamenten und Lineaturen. Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit birgt als Roman eine ganze Kunstgeschichte. Aus der Kunstkritik und John Ruskin-Lektüre... more...

  • Stellaby Emeric Bergeaud; Christen Mucher; Lesley S. Curtis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    Stella , first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti?s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism.  Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804),  Stella  tells the story of two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who help transform their homeland from the French colony of Saint-Domingue to the independent... more...

  • Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readersby Dr Thomas Foerster; Dr Brenda Bolton; Professor Anne J Duggan; Dr Damian J Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This collection provides a systematic survey of the wide readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo enjoyed in the late Middle Ages. In the last years of the twelfth century this chronicler and imperial notary wrote a series of historical collections that gained considerable and lasting popularity: between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, his... more...

  • Wilhelm von Humboldt, Briefe Juli 1791 bis Juni 1795by Philip Mattson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 391.00

    The c. 150 letters document the first 4 years of Humboldt?s marriage, which he began in rural seclusion, before spending his final year in Jena in daily contact with Schiller. Major themes include constitutional theory, Greek studies, and aesthetics, which are discussed in letter to Gentz, F. A. Wolf, C. G. von Brinkman, and C. G. Körner,... more...

  • Madrid's Forgotten Avant-Gardeby Silvina Schammah Gesser

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Madrid?s Forgotten Avant-Garde explores the role played by artists and intellectuals who constructed and disseminated various competing images of national identity that polarized Spanish society prior to the Civil War. The convergence of modern and essentialist discourses and practices, especially in literature and poetry?in what is conventionally... more...

  • Montaigneby Stefan Zweig; Will Stone

    Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré – driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...

  • Landmarks in Modern Latin American Fiction (Routledge Revivals)by Philip Swanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the 1960s, there occurred amongst Latin American writers a sudden explosion of literary activity known as the ?Boom?. It marked an increase in the production and availability of innovative and experimental novels. But the ?Boom? of the 1960s should not be taken as the only flowering of Latin American fiction, for such novels dubbed ?new novels?... more...