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  • Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europeby Joep Leerssen; Ann Rigney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This volume offers detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe. It offers a fascinating insight into the interaction between literature and cultural memory, and the entanglement between local, national and European identities at the highpoint of nation-building.... more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    A  collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author. more...

  • Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporaryby Gillian Partington; Adam Smyth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This rich and varied collection of essays by scholars and interviews with artists approaches the fraught topic of book destruction from a new angle, setting out an alternative history of the cutting, burning, pulping, defacing and tearing of books from the medieval period to our own age. more...

  • Dante und die Templergnosisby Joseph P. Strelka

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 62.65

    Dantes Göttliche Komödie, eines der größten Werke der Weltliteratur, ist erst nach siebenhundert Jahren der Auslegung und Forschung als dichterisches Zeugnis der untergegangenen geistigen Tradition der Templergnosis erkannt worden. Der erste und wichtigste Bahnbrecher dieser Entdeckung, Robert John, hat die Templergnosis eine Glückseligkeitslehre genannt.... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Conrad's Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharerby Daniel Moran

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come... more...

  • The Victorian Novelby Louis James

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    This inspiring survey challenges conventional ways of viewing the Victorian novel. Provides time maps and overviews of historical and social contexts. Considers the relationship between the Victorian novel and historical, religious and bibliographic writing. Features short biographies of over forty Victorian authors, including Wilkie Collins, Charles... more...

  • James Joyce and the Language of Historyby Robert Spoo

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 109.99

    History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus's famous complaint articulates a characteristic modern attitude toward the perceived burden of the past. As Robert Spoo shows in this study, Joyce's creative achievement, from the time of his sojourn in Rome in 1906-07 to the completion of Ulysses in 1922, cannot be understood... more...

  • Perils of the Nightby Eugenia C. DeLamotte

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99

    This book argues that the source of Gothic terror is anxiety about the boundaries of the self: a double fear of separateness and unity that has had a special significance for women writers and readers. Exploring the psychological, religious, and epistemological context of this anxiety, DeLamotte argues that the Gothic vision focuses simultaneously... more...

  • Amnesiac Selvesby Nicholas Dames

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99

    With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in mind, we have come to understand the novel as a form with intimate ties to the impulses and processes of memory. This study contends that this common perception is an anachronism that distorts our view of the novel. Based on an investigation of representative novels, Amnesiac Selves shows that the Victorian novel... more...

  • Modernism and the Theater of Censorshipby Adam Parkes

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and the U.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon... more...