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  • Sacred Cowsby Fay Weldon

    Random House 2012; US$ 4.21

    In 1989, after the Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses , Fay Weldon published Sacred Cows , a pamphlet critical of the fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran. Weldon?s pamphlet received a lot of attention on publication ? mostly criticism of her perceived ?Islamophobia? ? but Weldon set... more...

  • Coining for Capitalby Jyotsna Kapur

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    "This book is a welcome addition to the literature on children and the media, and a most stimulating application of social theory to questions of the child in contemporary film and consumer culture."?Ellen Seiter, author of The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment and Mis-Education Since the 1980s, a peculiar paradox has evolved... more...

  • Boghistorieby Jens Bjerring-Hansen; Torben Jelsbak

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 18.48

    Litteratur kommer aldrig til verden som ren ånd eller som 'nøgne' tekster løsrevet fra fysiske medier og sociale betingelser. I vores kultur har bogen været litteraturens primære medie gennem et halvt årtusinde. Boghistorie er betegnelsen for et nyt tværfagligt forskningsfelt, som forener indsigter og metoder fra en lang række human- og socialvidenskabelige... more...

  • Höfische Tragikby Regina Toepfer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This study refutes the notion that there could be no sense of tragedy in the Middle Ages because of the prevailing Christian worldview. The motivating force of misfortunate in the courtly epic shows clear congruities with various theories of tragedy. Using a narratological approach, the author reformulates the concept of the tragic for... more...

  • Nachträge A - Zby Gert Ueding; Gregor Kalivoda

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    Over 400 experts were involved in the realization this unique encyclopedic project. For the first time ever in the 2000 year history of rhetoric the classical and modern terms of this field of study have been made available in a dictionary for scientific disciplines and practice; the result is a compendium of our entire current knowledge... more...

  • Medieval Family Rolesby Cathy Jorgensen Itnyre

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    This colelction of twelve original essays by European and American scholars, offers some of the latest research in three broad areas of medieval history: marriage, children, and family ties. more...

  • Flash in the Panby David Blum

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    ?Finally back in print, Flash in the Pan is the original?and still the best?reportage on the life and death of an American restaurant, a ground level view of every phase of its life. From the early, hope filled planning stages to the last, humiliating moments, it's a tragi-comic epic of hubris and human folly. Painfully hilarious and even more painfully... more...

  • The Function of Criticism at the Present Timeby Matthew Arnold

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Arnold believes that the ultimate function of humankind lies in exercising its creative powers. He delineates the function of criticism in this work saying that it filters the contents that will reach society. That a critic can judge the greatness of a literary piece has been asserted. more...

  • The Interdependence of Literatureby Georgina Pell Curtis

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    An in-depth analysis of various languages and their literature is presented here. Going through their history, Curtis explains how they developed and evolved through time. The book also studies the changes brought about by the vernacular of neighbours and invaders. An amazing and informative work. more...

  • Fiction Fields Of Australasiaby Frederick Sinnett

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    The earliest critical assessment of Australian fiction is presented in this work. The author has raised basic questions regarding it and has presented an all-encompassing survey of the literature. more...