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  • Verão Perigoso [The Dangerous Summer]by Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2011; US$ 15.00

    The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway’s firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride of the matadors, and the mortal drama as in fight after fight the rival matadors try to outdo each other with ever more daring performances. At... more...

  • The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literatureby Professor Murray Roston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    The scientific achievements of the modern world failed to impress the leading writers of this century, leaving them instead profoundly disturbed by a sense of lost values and of the insignificance of the individual in a universe seemingly indifferent to human concerns. In The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature Roston explores the strategies... more...

  • Literary Feudsby Anthony Arthur

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 6.79

    Fascinating feuds between famous writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Ernest Hemingway vs. Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov, and Tom Wolfe and John Updike. Good clash-of-celebrity-egos gossip for the literary crowd. more...

  • The Art of Indirection in British Espionage Fictionby Robert Lance Snyder

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In contrast to the classical detective story, the spy novel tends to be considered a suspect, somewhat subversive genre. While previous studies have focused on its historical, thematic, and ideological dimensions, this critical work examines British espionage fiction's unique narrative form, which is typically elliptical, oblique, and recursive.... more...

  • Antiheroesby Jennifer Crusie; Adam-Troy Castro; Mary Borsellino; Amy Berner; Michael Marano; Stuart Alasdair; Susan Vaught; Michael Spivey; Steve Knowlton; Joshua Gowin

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.99

    The most interesting characters are almost never the good guys. Doing the right thing is great and all, but a little bit of darkness—or a lot of it—often makes for a more engaging story. Antiheroes: Heroes, Villains, and the Fine Line Between is dedicated to the dark heroes and sympathetic villains we love. Find out why William McKinley High’s... more...

  • Joycean Murmoirsby Christine O'Neill

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    In charge of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation since its inception in 1985, Fritz Senn has studied the life and works of James Joyce for five decades, published widely and taught across Europe and the United States. He has been on the editorial board of all major Joyce journals, co-founded A Wake Newsletter with Clive Hart in the 1980s and supervised... more...

  • Studies in Stemmatologyby Pieter van Reenen; Margot van Mulken; Janet Dyk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 180.00

    This volume contains ten papers selected from among those presented at the annual Free University Stemmatological Colloquia 1990-93. Current issues in (automated) stemmatology, paleography and codicology are addressed from contemporary theoretical perspectives. All papers focus on new directions in textuology and manuscript affiliation, and especially... more...

  • Geschichte der ungarischen Literaturby Ernö Kulcsár Szabó

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 238.00

    Die Geschichte der ungarischen Literatur stellt Epochen, Tendenzen und Werke der ungarischen Literatur von den Anfängen bis zum 21. Jahrhundert vor. Diese gut 800-jährige Geschichte, geprägt durch sprachliche Alleinstellung, vereint historische und kulturell-ideengeschichtliche Strömungen regionaler wie europäischer Art. Die Darstellung... more...

  • Literary Roguesby Andrew Shaffer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24

    Andrew Shaffer's Literary Rogues is an unflinching look at the bad behavior of some of our most beloved authors, from Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to Hunter S. Thompson and Bret Easton Ellis. Literary Rogues is a wildly funny and illuminating history and analysis of the bad boys and girls of lit,... more...

  • Gesammelte Werke. Band 2by De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 1841; US$ 196.00

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