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  • "Und es trieb die Rede mich an..."by Joachim Knape; Olaf Kramer; Peter Weit

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    Im ersten Teil der Festschrift versuchen Schriftsteller wie Lothar Schöne, Friedrich Wilhelm Korff und Zsusanna Ghase „Annäherungen“ an Gert Ueding und liefern damit zugleich kritische Annäherungen an die Frage nach der Bedeutung der Rhetorik für den Schriftsteller unserer Tage. Der zweite Teil des Bandes „Von den schönen Künsten“ sammelt... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readersby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children’s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and... more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Simone Winko; Fotis Jannidis; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Der Begriff „Literatur“ istseit jeherunbestimmt und definitionsresistent, zugleich aber als disziplinäre Begrenzung gerade in Zeiten der Überschreitung überkommener Fachgrenzen unverzichtbar. Der Band diskutiert Möglichkeiten, den Begriff so zu bestimmen, dass er zur Heuristik in unterschiedlichen historischen und kulturellen Milieus fruchtbar... more...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...

  • My Life as an Experimentby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    One man. Ten extraordinary quests. Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington’s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world’s most rational... more...

  • Inter-Actionsby Nelvin Vos

    UPA 2009; US$ 36.99

    The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation. more...

  • Print the Legendby Jr. Sidney A. Pearson; John Marini; Brigid McMenamin; David K. Nichols; Anne R. Pierce; Matthew J. Franck; Gwen Brown; Mary P. Nichols; Paul A. Cantor; J David Alvis; John E. Alvis; James F. Pontuso

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    What kind of civic culture and virtues are required to maintain and develop a decent regime? The aim of this collection is to explore this theme from the perspective of the films of John Ford. more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Garry L. Hagberg; Walter Jost

    Wiley 2009; US$ 56.95 US$ 51.26

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’,... more...

  • LOVEby B.C. Aronson

    Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    “True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.” — Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld , Writer “To have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment. It is not inherited, as with a family. It is not compelling, as with a child. And it has no means of physical pleasure,... more...