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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Around the World in Eighty Daysby Jules Verne

    Waverley Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The book tells the story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, who makes a fantastic trip as a bet. His adventures, with his French manservant Passepartout, by railway, steamship and elephant, see him travel around the world pursued relentlessly by a detective who mistakes him for a notorious criminal. more...

  • Introduction to Proustby Derrick Leon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1940, provides an introduction to the life and work of the French novelist, critic, and essayist Marcel Proust, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. This book will be of interest to students of literature. more...

  • Georges Batailleby William Pawlett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille?s central ideas ? the sacred, community and eroticism ? are explored in detail. Bataille?s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is argued to be of continuing relevance to sociological thought.... more...

  • Der Prinz der Sterneby Rudolf Plott; Michael Milward; Foto: Maroc Desert by Gaellie

    tredition 2015; Not Available

    Der Prinz der Sterne von Rudolf Plott verführt zur Lektüre von Saint-Exupérys Werk Der Kleine Prinz und enthüllt einiges über einen Menschen, der anders als andere gedacht hat. Weltweit wird Der Kleine Prinz gelesen, aber nur wenige Leser bedenken, dass es sich dabei nicht (nur) um ein Märchen, sondern um Saint-Exupérys ermächtnis an uns handelt.... more...

  • The Last Love of George Sandby Evelyne Bloch-Dano

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand portrays the writer, political activist, and cultural figure as she starts a new chapter in her ever-surprising life: the mature years with... more...

  • Der Toussaint-Louverture-Mythosby Isabell Lammel

    transcript 2015; US$ 42.72

    Wie wurde und wird der haitianische Revolutionsführer Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) in der französischen Literatur repräsentiert? Isabell Lammel betrachtet die unterschiedlichen Renarrationen dieses Mythos, der in der Historiografie nahezu dem Vergessen anheimfiel, vom Ende des 18. bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mithilfe des jeweiligen historischen... more...

  • Five Weeks in a Balloonby Jules Verne; Frederick Paul Walter; Arthur B. Evans

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    First complete English translation of Verne?s debut novel from 1863 more...