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  • Shtetlby Jeffrey Shandler

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    By examining the meaning of shtetl , Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others,... more...

  • Travel and Ethics: Theory and Practiceby Corinne Fowler; Charles Forsdick; Ludmilla Kostova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply themselves to a number of key theoretical questions pertaining to travel writing and ethics, ranging from travel-as-commoditization to encounters with minority languages under threat. Taken collectively, the essays... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Literary Criticismby MAUD ELLMANN

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.99

    This collection of stimulating essays provides students of literary critical theory with an introduction to Freudian methods of interpretation, and shows how those methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, influenced by Jacques Lacan. Concepts and methods are defined by tracing the role played by the drama of Oedipus... more...

  • Ich war das Jadekindby Marion Schiffler; Thoralf Klein

    Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 11.56

    "In einer kalten Nacht erblickte ich in Kanton, der Stadt der Fünf Ziegen auf der Insel Jisaadou im Perlfluss im Jahr 1924 das Licht der Welt", schreibt Marion Schiffler zu Beginn ihrer Erinnerungen. Die Biografie der Meranerin kann ungewöhnlicher nicht sein: Weil der Vater für den deutschen Großkonzern I.G. Farben (BASF) die Geschäfte in China betreut,... more...

  • Monsterby Micael Dahlén; Max Stadler; Annika Ernst

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 19.66

    Sie haben Menschen vergiftet, erschossen oder mit ihren eigenen Händen umgebracht. Sie haben ihre Opfer zerstückelt, vergraben oder verspeist. Charles Manson, Issei Sagawa, Dorothea Puente, Peter Lundin und Wayne Lo sind kaltblütige Mörder. Aus ihren Taten machen sie noch dazu ein Mordsgeschäft. Als »Ikonen des Horrors« verkaufen sie »Murderabilia«,... more...

  • Johann Friedrich Cottaby Bernhard Fischer

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 46.28

    Man nannte ihn den »Napoleon des deutschen Buchhandels«. Johann Friedrich Cotta, ein Jurist mit mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichem Interesse und Talent, war ein Quereinsteiger: 1787 kaufte er die Tübinger J. G. Cotta`sche Buchhandlung von seinem Vater und machte in wenigen Jahren mit Genie und Tatkraft aus einem provinziellen Universitätsverlag den... more...

  • Man Writes Dogby William Farina

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Over the millennia, many great writers, from Pliny and Plutarch to C.S. Lewis and John Steinbeck, have addressed diverse canine themes in their work, usually in a broader, human context. Late in the 20th century it was conclusively established by modern science that all dogs, without exception, are descended from wolves. Viewed within the dynamic lens... more...

  • Theodor Wolffby Bernd Sösemann

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 28.81

    <P>Als Frankreich-Korrespondent des "Berliner Tageblatts" lernte Theodor Wolff (1868?1943) den Parlamentarismus schätzen. Den Kampf gegen Chauvinismus und Antisemitismus und für eine entschiedene Parlamentarisierung setzte er 1906 als Chefredakteur in Berlin fort. Deutschnationale schimpften den Liberalen "Französling", Antisemiten... more...

  • Accidental Playboyby Leif Ueland

    Grand Central Publishing 2002; US$ 11.99

    A freelance writer learns what it's like to be a single, heterosexual guy in an unsteady world when he's invited to travel cross-country for six months on the "Playboy Bus" in search of the Playmate of the Millennium. more...

  • A Mighty Heartby Mariane Pearl; Sarah Crichton

    Scribner 2007; US$ 18.99

    For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by... more...