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History and criticism

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Das Liebesbestiariumby Richard de Fournival; Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 17.87

    Nach dem großen Erfolg des Bandes »Fatrasien. Absurde Poesie des Mittelalters« setzt Ralph Dutli seine poetische Erkundung eines unbekannten, fremden und dennoch erstaunlich modern wirkenden Mittelalters fort. In 750 Jahren wurde dieses Juwel der mittelalterlichen Literatur noch nie ins Deutsche übersetzt. »Das Liebesbestiarium« bedeutete seinerzeit... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in Literatureby Arthur Symons; Matthew Creasy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1899 , The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism and introduced the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Arthur Symons?s interest in writers such as Verlaine and Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature, but... 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...

  • Die Ungewissheit vergällt einem das Lebenby August Pichler

    Edition Raetia 2014; US$ 11.16

    Als die Südtiroler 1939 vor die Option gestellt wurden, die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft anzunehmen und ins Reich abzuwandern oder im faschistischen Italien zu verbleiben, entschloss sich der streng katholische August Pichler für die Heimat und gegen das unchristliche Reich, dem er nebenbei keine lange Lebensdauer vorhersagte. Der Zwiespalt des Jahres... more...

  • Inspiring Generationsby Anniversary Story Book Committee

    Yosemite Conservancy 2014; US$ 19.95

    On June 30, 1864, amidst the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act that set aside the first public parkland for future generations was a legacy for our nation and an inspiration to the world. To honor the 150th anniversary of this milestone, a call... more...

  • Wolf Centosby Simone Muench

    Sarabande Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poems structured by a wolf motif, concerned with death and beauty, urging us to retain our “wildness? as we age. more...

  • John Gower in England and Iberiaby Ana Sáez-Hidalgo; R.F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. more...