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  • On Difficultyby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A distinguished collection of essays on language, literature, and philosophy from acclaimed scholar and critic George Steiner On Difficulty is as provocative and relevant today as when its essays were first published. Ranging from critical topics such as the understanding of language to the meaning of meaning, inward speech to the relationship... more...

  • Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Readby Henry Hitchings

    John Murray 2012; US$ 11.71

    A survivor's guide to literary bluffing. more...

  • What We See When We Readby Peter Mendelsund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading?how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael... more...

  • British Children's Poetry in the Romantic Eraby Donelle Ruwe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This important new book is the first monograph on children's poetry written between 1780 and 1830, when non-religious children's poetry publishing came into its own. Introducing some of the era's most significant children's poets, the book shows how the conventions of children's verse and poetics were established during the Romantic era. more...

  • Reconstruction in Literary Studiesby Bryan Vescio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution. more...

  • Who's Afraid of Jane Austen? How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Readby Henry Hitchings

    John Murray 2012; Not Available

    Ever wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published? Nowadays, there are so many books: how can anyone be well read anymore? Well, help is at hand. Let Henry Hitchings educate you in the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor's guide to talking about books you haven't read. With tips on how to bluff... more...

  • Ex Librisby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 13.99

    Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least... more...

  • Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 38/1by Carsten Zelle

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 15.31

    »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...

  • Abbrücheby Jörg Albrecht

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 43.77

    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...