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  • Geek Sublimeby Vikram Chandra

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the... more...

  • Dispatches from the Drowningsby B. J. Hollars

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In homage to Michael Lesy?s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip , Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between. more...

  • The Transcription of Identitiesby Min Zhou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings, this book explores the process of postcolonial subjects' special route of identification. This enables the readers to see how in our increasingly diverse and fragmented post-modern world, identity is a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. The old notion of identity as a prescribed... more...

  • Künstlerinszenierungenby Christopher F. Laferl; Anja Tippner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 45.00

    Dieser Band folgt anhand von paradigmatischen Beispielen dem aktuellen Interesse an der Künstlerbiographik und deren Inszenierung als Selbst- wie auch als Fremddarstellung. Die Beiträge untersuchen, wie langlebige Muster tradiert werden, und gehen den Strategien nach, mit denen sich die Künstler/-innen geläufigen Narrationen entziehen und damit neue... more...

  • Warum werden Autoren vergessen?by Christoph Grube

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    In einer vergleichenden Untersuchung zu zwei Autoren aus der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts mit unterschiedlicher Rezeptionsgeschichte - Wilhelm Raabe und Paul Heyse - nimmt Christoph Grube detailliert die vielfältigen Entscheidungen in den Blick, die zur Kanonisierung bzw. Dekanonisierung des jeweiligen Autoren führten. Über die konkreten Fälle... more...

  • Die phantastische Gabe des Gegen-Gedächtnissesby Thomas Meyer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Bislang gingen die meisten Interpreten davon aus, dass die »Auslöschung« das einzige tatsächlich realisierte Wahnsinnsprojekt eines bernhardschen Protagonisten ist, das tatsächlich realisiert wurde. Viele kritisierten diese »ungeheure Schrift«, in der alles ausgelöscht und zugleich an ein KZ-Opfer erinnert werden soll, als moralischen Fehltritt. Thomas... more...

  • Ästhetik des Chaos in der Karibikby Natascha Ueckmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 63.00

    Caribbean literature undermines the narrative of the knowing (white, colonial) subject. Natasha Ueckmann's literary aesthetic synopsis of current Franco- and Hispano-Caribbean post-plantation literature serves to illuminate history, culture, and identity concepts in societies that share the legacy of abduction and enslavement as well as creolization... more...

  • Re-thinking Ressentimentby Mary Gallagher; Jeanne Riou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 36.00

    The charge of »Ressentiment« can in today's world - less from traditionally conservative quarters than from the neo-positivist discourses of particular forms of liberalism - be used to undermine the argumentative credibility of political opponents, dissidents and those who call for greater »justice«. The essays in this volume draw on the broad spectrum... more...

  • Outsider Biographiesby Ian H. Magedera

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 92.00

    Concerning itself with biography and bio-fiction written in English and in French and also taking in American and Australian subjects, Outsider Biographies focuses on writers who have a criminal record and on notorious criminals who authors of bio-fiction consider as writers. It pursues an understanding of the formal effects of life-writers? struggles... more...

  • The Essence of the Brontesby Muriel Spark

    Carcanet 2014;

    Muriel Spark always regarded the Brontës with a novelist?s eye. As Boyd Tonkin argues in his lively introduction, written for this new edition, the Brontës inspired Spark at the very beginning of her own career, but not in a straightforward way. Through her critical and biographical work on the Brontës Spark identified not only their achievements... more...