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  • Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11by Kristine A. Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 asks whether post-9/11 America has chosen the 'wrong side of paradise' by waging war on terror rather than working for global peace. Analyzing transatlantic literature and culture, the book refocuses our view of Ground Zero through the lenses of imperial power and cosmopolitan exchange. more...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • A Slip of the Keyboardby Terry Pratchett; Neil Gaiman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.      Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken... more...

  • The Man Betweenby Michael Henry Heim; Esther Allen; Sean Cotter; Russell Scott Valentino

    Open Letter 2014;

    An inside look at Michael Henry Heim?one of the most prolific and culturally important translators ever. more...

  • Picador Best New Voices Sampler: Fall 2014by Picador

    Picador 2014; US$ 0.00

    Picador Presents the Fall's Best New Voices This fall, immerse yourself in these free, select excerpts from this spellbinding list of fiction and nonfiction titles, brought to you by Picador. Discover the books at the front lines of modern fiction and nonfiction by some of our country?s finest authors, and be the first to unearth the next generation... more...

  • Tintenfass und Teleskopby Andrea Albrecht; Giovanna Cordibella; Volker R. Remmert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume explores the image of Galileo Galilei?s as a scientist of the early modern age along with cultural perceptions of his discoveries and writings. It examines the interconnections between scientific theories and practices and their textual and visual representations. more...

  • Late-Medieval German Women's Poetryby Albrecht Classen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's careful investigation of archival material, however, proves this to be a misconception, and in this volume he presents a selection of secular love songs and religious hymns composed by fifteenth-... more...

  • Women of the Gilte Legendeby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    The Gilte Legende was widely read as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght hooly virgins", who vocally defend their bodies against Roman persecution; "holy mothers", who give up their traditional role to pursue a life... more...

  • Goscelin of St Bertin: The Book of Encouragement and Consolation [Liber Confortatorius]by Monika Otter

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Goscelin's Liber Confortatorius is extraordinary both as an example of high-medieval spiritual practice and as a record of a personal relationship. Written in about 1083 by the monk Goscelin to a protegee and personal friend, the recluse Eva, it takes up the tradition of St Jerome's letters of spiritual guidance to women, and anticipates medieval... more...

  • Women's Books of Hours in Medieval Englandby Charity Scott-Stokes

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later Middle Ages. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by women. While some will be familiar from bibles or prayer-books, others have to be sought in specialist publications, often embedded in other... more...