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  • Spellboundby Maria Tatar

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 43.95 US$ 39.99

    Franz Anton Mesmer's concept of animal magnetism exercised a profound influence on key European and American thinkers. Mesmer, who saw in his discovery the secret of health, had hoped to recover the harmony between man and nature by harnessing the power of magnetic fluids. In calling attention to the existence of a second self that surfaces in the... more...

  • This Thing Called Literatureby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 26.95

    What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of... more...

  • The Modernist Worldby Allana Lindgren; Stephen Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 214.00

    The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the... more...

  • Imagined Human Beingsby Bernard Jay Paris

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    One of literature's greatest gifts is its portrayal of realistically drawn characters--human beings in whom we can recognize motivations and emotions. In Imagined Human Beings , Bernard J. Paris explores the inner conflicts of some of literature's most famous characters, using Karen Horney's psychoanalytic theories to understand the behavior of these... more...

  • Self-Analysis in Literary Studyby Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 85.00

    What makes one reader look for issues of social conformity in Kafka's Metamorphosis while another concentrates on the relationship between Gregor Samsa and his father? Self-Analysis in Literary Study investigates how the psychoanalytic self-analysis enables readers to gain a deeper understanding of literature as well as themselves. In the... more...

  • The Venice Mythby David Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot. more...

  • Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypesby Pierre Brunel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures,... more...

  • Zeiten erzählenby Antonius Weixler; Lukas Werner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Dass Zeit und Erzählen untrennbar miteinander verschränkt sind, gehört zu den immer wieder beschworenen Topoi der Erzähltheorie: Ohne Zeit gibt es kein Erzählen und ohne Erzählen keine Zeit. Die erzählte Geschichte vollzieht sich in der Zeit; der Akt des Erzählens hat einen Zeitpunkt, an dem er stattfindet; und der Erzählakt sowie der... more...

  • On the Origin of Superheroesby Chris Gavaler

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman?s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn?t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman?s creators were born, the superhero?s most defining elements?secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...

  • Fit to Printby Margaret Simons

    University of NSW Press 1999; US$ 7.45

    Margaret Simons went to Canberra to subject the journalists to a journalist's eye. The result is a penetrating and personal story about a world both extraordinary and ordinary, where the barriers between the personal and the political shift and blur.. 'In both its form and content, this book is a call for a reinvigoration of journalism. It is at... more...