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  • Travel Writingby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    An increasingly popular genre ? addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics ? travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates  provides a broad historical... more...

  • How to Liveby Sarah Bakewell

    Other Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love?such questions arise in most people?s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?... more...

  • The Black Countby Tom Reiss

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo ? a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers . The real-life protagonist of  The Black Count , General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story... more...

  • The Best Are Leavingby Clair Wills

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    Clair Wills's The Best Are Leaving is a study of representations of Irish emigrant culture and of Irish immigrants in Britain. more...

  • Prose Immortality, 1711-1819by Jacob Sider Jost

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Writers have always aspired to immortality, using their works to preserve their patrons, their loved ones, and themselves beyond death. For Pindar, Horace, and Shakespeare, the vehicle of such preservation was poetry. In the eighteenth century, figures such as Joseph Addison, Edward Young, Samuel Richardson, Laetitia Pilkington, Samuel Johnson, and... more...

  • Laster im Mittelalter / Vices in the Middle Agesby Christoph Flüeler; Martin Rohde

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume presents a collection of papers by well-known scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is based on the findings of the 2006 Freiburg Colloquium, which concerned itself for the first time with the long tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins and medieval catalogues of vices. A systematic account is given of the field from the perspectives of... more...

  • Bruders Hüter / Bruders Mörderby Susanne Hartwig; Isabella Treskow

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    Is the figure of the intellectual still relevant in and for society in the late 20th and the beginning of the 21st century? The essays of this book from various disciplines explore this question based on the use of the term violence from a perspective of English Studies, German Studies, history and sociology. The focus is on the period... more...

  • A Sherlock Holmes Handbookby Christopher Redmond

    Dundurn 1993; US$ 29.99

    A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes -- the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the advent of the Internet, which has spread Sherlockian fandom even farther worldwide. more...

  • Mann: Buddenbrooksby Hugh Ridley

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 32.00

    This textbook examines Mann's great novel Buddenbrooks. more...

  • Systemtheoretische Literaturwissenschaftby Niels Werber; Maren Lickhardt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This handbook gives an overview of systems theory in the field of literature, culture and media studies. The individual entries provide an introduction to the key concepts and problems in such a way that their added heuristic value becomes clear, without requiring a detailed understanding of the whole architecture of Luhmann?s theory for this purpose.... more...