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- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
?Very few men,? said Bakunin, ?have read as much, and, it may be added, have read as intelligently, as M. Marx.? S. S. Prawer?s highly influential work explores how the world of imaginative literature?poems, novels, plays?infused and shaped Marx?s writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and major works. In exploring Marx?s use... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 17.99
The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our knowledge of our most important literary period, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen's American Renaissance. With its combination of sharp critical insight, engaging observation, and narrative drive, it represents the kind... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people?s lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran , which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99
Sixty-five of the world?s leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99
An absolute must-read for anyone who loves books In Closing Time , Joe Queenan shared how he became a voracious reader to escape a joyless childhood. Now, like many bibliophiles, he fears for the books that once saved him. In One for the Books , Queenan examines the entire culture of reading and what books really mean in people?s lives today.... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2000; US$ 11.81
"I found Ellie's voice quite unexpectedly, as I drove back from the tip one Saturday afternoon. I was in an old Landrover, just 500 metres from home, and suddenly I could hear Ellie talking... " In his fiction John Marsden explores the lives of the guilty, the inarticulate, the crazy, the brave and the resourceful. Read about his ideas and his experiences... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.95
Pop artists often get praised or criticized for their use of commercial imagery, and yet their contributions?particularly to literature?are generally ignored in preference to a focus on precisely this sort of ?lowbrow? iconography. more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 14.32
»Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert« wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der »Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts« gegründet und seit 1987 zur wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift der deutschen Dixhuitièmisten ausgebaut. Biographische Informationen Carsten Zelle ist Professor für Neugermanistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 40.94
Spätestens seit Tristram Shandy nutzen viele Autoren den Abbruch als Stilmittel. Er macht blitzartig die Grenzen des Textes, seine Mittel und Entstehungsbedingungen sichtbar und hinterfragt sie: Könnten die Geschichten auch anders erzählt werden, die Subjekte anders handeln? Man will seine Geschichte erzählen und scheitert daran, aber in diesem Scheitern... more...
- Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99
A witty and sophisticated examination of nontraditional storytelling in contemporary art and literature. The Sea-God's Herb contains reviews and essays on some of the most interesting authors and artists of the last forty years. From William Gass and Thomas Pynchon to Brian Evenson and Steve Erickson, John Domini takes readers beyond that which... more...