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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 Ethicsby Corinne Fowler; Charles Forsdick; Ludmilla Kostova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Literary Criticismby Maud Ellmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection of 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, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. It explains how classical Freudian criticism tended to focus on the thematic... more...

  • Ich war das Jadekindby Marion Schiffler; Thoralf Klein

    Edition Raetia 2013; US$ 7.20

    "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... more...

  • Monsterby Micael Dahlén; Max Stadler; Annika Ernst

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 15.43

    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$ 36.01

    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...

  • Trauma in Contemporary Literatureby Marita Nadal; Mónica Calvo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in trauma theory, such as the relationship between... more...

  • Making Subject(s)by Allen Carey-Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • War and Peaceby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...