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  • Oedipus Rex - Sophoclesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 54.00

    Written by Sophocles around 425 BCE, "Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus the King" is a classic Greek tragedy in that it depicts the search for self-understanding, and the struggle between man and fate. The story forms the foundation for the symbolic conflict between fathers and sons. Bloom's "Modern Critical Interpretations" offers a... more...

  • Digital Practicesby Dr Susan Broadhurst

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    This title offers insight into a range of art and performance practices that have emerged as a result a more technological world. These practices are integral to alternative and mainstream performance culture and the author explores their aesthetic theorisation and analyses other approaches, including those offered by research into neuroesthetics. more...

  • Excrement in the Late Middle Agesby Susan Signe Morrison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This interdisciplinary book intergrates the historical practices regarding material excrement and its symbolic representation, concluding that excrement is a moral and ethical category deserving scrutiny. more...

  • Christianity and Romance in Medieval Englandby Rosalind Field; Phillipa Hardman; Michelle Sweeney

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Essays examining the genre of medieval romance in its cultural Christian context, bringing out its chameleon-like character. more...

  • The Essential Petrarchby Petrarch; Peter Hainsworth

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.50

    "Petrarch fashioned so many different versions of himself for posterity that it is an exacting task to establish where one might start to explore. . . . Hainsworth.s study meets this problem through examples of what Petrarch wrote, and does so decisively and succinctly. . . . [A] careful and unpretentious book, penetrating in its organization... more...

  • Erkenntnis und Bildby Haru Hamanaka

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 25.83

    Lichtenbergs Staubfiguren in der Wissenschaft seiner Zeit: von den Prinzipien und Paradigmen des Wissens von der Natur zur Naturwissenschaft. Haru Hamanaka rekonstruiert anhand der historischen Quellen Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs Entdeckung der nach ihm benannten Figuren physikalischer Entladungsmuster und - erstmalig - deren zeitgenössische Rezeption.... more...

  • Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Educationby Suman Gupta; Richard Allen; Subarno Chattarji; Supriya Chaudhuri

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the status of English Studies in India, aspirations pinned on the subject by students, teachers, policy-makers and society in general, and how these are addressed at the higher education level. It presents analytical background discussions of the history and policy environment, and offers open-ended, multi-faceted and multi-vocal... more...

  • The Two Noble Kinsmenby William Shakespeare

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 3.50

    The king of Thebes is a tyrant but his young relatives, Palamon and Arcite, defend him anyway. The two noble kinsmen find their loyalty rewarded with imprisonment when they end up on the losing side of a battle with the great hero, Theseus of Athens. From the window of their jail they observe Emilia, the sister-in-law of their conqueror, whose stunning... more...

  • Henry VI, Part Iby William Shakespeare

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 3.00

    With the untimely death of England's great soldier-king, Henry V, the crown passes to his young and inexperienced son. While the nobles quarrel among themselves and compete for influence over the new monarch, the French seize the opportunity to reclaim their former territories from English possession. The success of the French armies rests upon an... more...

  • Detectivesby Graham Collins

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 3.67

    Las historias de misterio -clásicas y modernas, sangrientas o de estafadores- están de moda. Sus protagonistas son conocidos masivamente, se han convertido en estrellas y generan tantos fanáticos como los actores o los cantantes más famosos del mundo. Los mejores, se presentan en este imperdible recorrido: desde el intuitivo Auguste Dupin, de Edgar... more...