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  • Das war's. Letzte Worte mit Charles Bukowskiby Gundolf S. Freyermuth

    FUEGO 2011; US$ 4.72

    Am Tag vor Charles Bukowskis letztem Geburtstag führte Gundolf S. Freyermuth mit dem deutsch-amerikanischen Kultautor ein intensives, siebenstündiges Gespräch. Es sollte das letzte Interview werden, das Bukowski gab, bevor er im März 1994 in Los Angeles starb. Die beiden Autoren sprachen über Bukowskis ungewöhnliche Karriere, die ihn aus dem Pennerleben... more...

  • Deciphering the Lost Symbolby Christopher Hodapp

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital... more...

  • Deconstruction After Allby Christopher Norris

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    This collection of interviews, reflections, and creative criticism presents Christopher Norris?s vigorous polemics with Hayden White, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, Thomas Kuhn, Emmanuel Levinas, Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Rorty, and Stanley Fish. Alongside Norris?s uncompromising critiques there emerge passages of close and... more...

  • The Devil Gets His Dueby Leslie Fiedler; Samuele F. S. Pardini

    Counterpoint 2008; US$ 26.00

    For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture. Despite his often unacknowledged influence, the academy, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read his work and draw on its concepts. The essays in The Devil Gets His Due reacquaint readers with the depth and... more...

  • Disputed Titlesby Natasha Tessone

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Disputed Titles illuminates the ways in which inheritance shaped British novels of the Romantic period allowing them to negotiate the broader concerns of religious, ethnic, and national identities. It examines legal and material practices of inheritance and traces how the political and discursive implications developed of inheritance in discrete... more...

  • Dive Deeperby George Cotkin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 13.99

    Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both... more...

  • Doris Lessingby Susan Watkins

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    This study examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and has recently published what she has announced will be her final novel. Whereas earlier assessments have focused on Lessing's relationship with feminism and the impact of her 1962 novel, The Golden... more...

  • Empathy and the Novelby Suzanne Keen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 25.99

    Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Contemporary Perspectives on Empathy. 2. The Literary Career of Empathy. 3. Readers' Empathy. 4. Empathy in the Marketplace. 5. Authors' Empathy. 6. Contesting Empathy. Appendix: A Collection of Hypotheses about Narrative Empathy. Work Cited. Index more...

  • Essays on Fiction 1971-82 (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished exponents. He discusses its modern ?structuralist? descendants,... more...

  • The Evolution of the Bookby Frederick G. Kilgour

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    This study is a concise history of the book in all its forms, starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the electronic revolution and what it may hold for the future. more...