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  • Held und Heldentum bei Homerby Fabian Horn

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 83.28

    Held und Heldentum bei Homer: Das homerische Heldenkonzept und seine poetische Verwendung bietet nach methodischen Vorüberlegungen und der Bestimmung des Heldenbegriffes bei Homer die erste umfassende systematische Darstellung des traditionellen epischen Heldenkonzeptes auf der Textgrundlage der Ilias. Vor deren Hintergrund, gleichsam als Folie, erfolgt... more...

  • Der lunatische Roman und die Poetik der Ambivalenzby Viktoria Adam

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 54.89

    Der in Bologna lebende Schriftsteller Ermanno Cavazzoni (*1947) gehört der Autorengruppe der ?voci delle pianure? um Gianni Celati an und zählt zu den originellsten Stimmen der zeitgenössischen italienischen Literatur. Seine lunatischen Romane inszenieren virtuos das anthropologische Phänomen des Wahnsinns und die Kraft der menschlichen Phantasie.... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    She sees, coming up a second time,Earth from the ocean, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,over the mountain hunting fish.'After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation... more...

  • An Ecology of World Literatureby Alexander Beecroft

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?Extraordinary in its sweep across time and space, Alexander Beecroft?s new book insightfully distinguishes among various groupings or ?ecologies? of world literature. Admirably lucid, engaging, and ambitious, it encompasses literary cultures at every scale, from the most local to the national and global. It is sure to help energize comparative literary... more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy... more...

  • Metatexteby Friedrich-Emanuel Focken; Michael R. Ott

    De Gruyter Open 2016; Not Available

    In alttestamentlichen Texten und Literaturen des europäischen Mittelalters wird immer wieder von Dingen erzählt, auf denen etwas geschrieben steht. Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft, der Judaistik und der literaturwissenschaftlichen Mediävistik erproben in diesem Band Wege der Analyse dieser Erzählungen... more...

  • Plinius und seine Klassikerby Katrin Schwerdtner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This volume offers a systematic study of the use of literary quotations in Pliny?s letters. By looking at exemplary quotations from Homer and Virgil, the author shows how Pliny uses quotations as a literary device to appeal to the intellectual background of his contemporary readership. more...

  • The Shadow of the Parthenonby Peter Green

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity... more...

  • Hippolytusby Euripides; Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Furious that Prince Hippolytus will not worship her, Aphrodite, goddess of love, seeks revenge. Infecting Hippolytus' stepmother, Phaedra, with an overpowering desire for him, Aphrodite's retribution will sweep both prince and queen to a brutal end. A secret torment Storms through her Tosses her into that black harbour Death. Timberlake... more...

  • Reading Chaucer's Poemsby Bernard O'Donoghue; Geoffrey Chaucer

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    Geoffrey Chaucer is rightly regarded as the Father of English Literature. His observant wit, his narrative skill and characterization, his linguistic invention, have been a well from which the language's greatest writers have drawn: Shakespeare, Pope, Austen, Dickens among them. A courtier, a trade emissary and diplomat, he fought in the Hundred... more...