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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 292.00
Le nouveau volume de la série Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes constitue lui-même la première partie d'un ensemble de quatre volumes. Ces volumes sont consacrés à une période de 200 ans qui dans l'histoire de la civilisation des peuples d'Europe porte le nom de Renaissance. Les premiers 80 ans de cette époque voient naître,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 218.00
This is the first collaborative international reading of irony as a major phenomenon in Romantic art and thought. The volume identifies key predecessor moments that excited Romantic authors and the emergence of a distinctly Romantic theory and practice of irony spreading to all literary genres. Not only the influential pioneer German, British, and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 300.00
Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to make the volume... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 330.00
Ce volume fait partie d'une série de quatre volumes consacrés aux phénomènes littéraires de la période s'étendant des Lumières à l'avènement des mouvements romantiques. Les volumes suivants traiteront de la prose et du théâtre. Sont présentés ici les genres en vers, compte tenu en particulier des changements majeurs qui ont préparé la renaissance et... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 22.95
For anyone who loves great literature -- or aspires to write it -- this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada's most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers' Trust of Canada's annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.19
George Steiner's Tolstoy or Dostoevsky has become a classic among scholars of Russian literature. An essay in poetic and philosophic criticism that bears mainly on the Russian masters, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky deals also with larger themes: the epic tradition extending from Homer to Tolstoy; the continuity of a "tragic world view" from Oedipus... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 26.95
Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding literary studies today. Graham Allen deftly introduces... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00
During the 19th century, photography was almost absolutely considered to represent a medium guaranteeing authenticity. By contrast, in literature and film of the 20th century, it was precisely this characteristic attributed to the photographic method that was problematized and varied. Based on specific case studies from literature and... more...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99
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...