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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 11.65
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 8.99
Edited by John Haffenden With a Preface by Robert Giroux John Berryman, one of America's most talented modern poets, was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs and the National Book Award for His Toy , His Dream , His Rest . He gained a reputation as an innovator whose bold literary adventures were tempered by exacting discipline. Berryman... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
This reference work provides sound scientific information about the changes expected to result from the new technical possibilities of digitization and explores their impact on literature and literary public spheres. The book concludes with a summary of current developments with a focus on the German-speaking region. It is not only intended... more...