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  • London Filmsby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    Whoever carries a mental kodak with him (as I suspect I was in the habit of doing long before I knew it) must be aware of the uncertain value of the different exposures. This can be determined only by the process of developing, which requires a dark room and other apparatus not always at hand; and so much depends upon the process that it might be well... more...

  • Criticism and Fictionby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known,... more...

  • Anomalies of the Short Storyby William Dean Howells

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 0.99

    William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 - May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic... In 1858, he began to work at the Ohio State Journal where he wrote poetry, short stories, and also translated pieces from French, Spanish, and German. He avidly studied German and other languages and was greatly interested in Heinrich Heine. In... more...

  • Du Bellay und Petrarcaby Barbara Vinken

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 123.50

    The highly ambivalent relationship of the Renaissance to antiquity can best be illustrated with reference to Rome. Oscillating between euphoria and melancholy, humanist thought revolved around Rome as the centre of all its hopes. Francesco Petrarca's (1304-1374) vision was a rebirth of Rome, while Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560) was preoccupied... more...

  • Diagoras of Melosby Marek Winiarczyk

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 101.03

    Diagoras of Melos (lyric poet, 5th c. B.C.) has received special attention for some time now because he was regarded as a radical atheist and the author of a prose work on atheism in antiquity. He was notorious for revealing and ridiculing the Eleusinian Mysteries and was condemned for impiety at Athens. The present book evaluates Diagoras? biography... more...

  • Poesie-Erotik-Witzby Andreas Spal

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    The places destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., especially Pompeii, have preserved a precious trove of non-monumental inscriptions relating to ancient daily life. Then as now, eroticism and humor were often combined and sometimes put into verse. These carmina are presented here for the first time in a critical edition... more...

  • Zwischen Ereignis und Erzählungby Julia Weitbrecht; Werner Röcke; Ruth Bernuth

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    Konversion als Religionsübertritt und Bewusstseinswandel ist im historischen Wandel unterschiedlich verstanden worden. Mit dem Fokus auf die in Konversionsnarrativen häufige Verknüpfung von Religionswechsel und Identitätsbildung untersucht der vorliegende Band, wie das Potential, ein ?neuer? Mensch zu werden, in unterschiedlichen Medien der Selbstbeschreibung... more...

  • Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contextsby Athanasios Efstathiou; Ioanna Karamanou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 145.96

    This volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It brings together leading international scholars and acute young researchers, exploring how various aspects of Homeric poetics can be... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad The Basel Commentaryby Marina Coray; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 145.96

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army. It is here that the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans. more...

  • Tragic Failuresby Evina Sistakou

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 123.50

    This study focuses on the reception of tragedy and the tragic in Hellenistic poetry. It illustrates how classical tragedy and the tragic idea were incorporated in the poems of Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius? Argonautica , the iambic Alexandra and late Hellenistic poetry. It demonstrates that ?the tragic? was not doomed to failure in the... more...