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  • 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$ 30.00

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

  • Systemtheoretische Literaturwissenschaftby Niels Werber; Maren Lickhardt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • Spanish Literatureby Jo Labanyi

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Spanish literature has given the world the figures of Don Quixote and Don Juan, and is responsible for the 'invention' of the novel in the 16th century. The medieval period produced literature in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew, and today there is a flourishing literature in Catalan, Galician, and Basque as well as in... more...

  • Strange Thingsby Margaret Atwood

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 23.48

    Margaret Atwood's witty and informative book focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. She discusses the 'Grey Owl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious-- and disastrous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth century; the myth of the dreaded snow monster, the Wendigo;... more...

  • The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literatureby Valerie Sanders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    This book argues that brother-sister relationships, idealized by the Romantics, intensified in nineteenth-century English domestic culture, and is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting... more...

  • Keepers of the Flameby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94

    Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies... more...

  • Death in a Cold Climateby Barry Forshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00

    Barry Forshaw, the UK's principal crime fiction expert, presents a celebration and analysis of the Scandinavian crime genre; from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Martin Beck series, through Henning Mankell's Wallander, to Stieg Larsson's demolition of the Swedish Social Democratic ideal in the publishing phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . more...

  • Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theaterby Karen-Margrethe Simonsen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    This volume is a Nordic contribution to research on law and humanities. It treats the legal culture of the Nordic countries through intensive analyses of canonical Nordic literature, film and theater from the Icelandic sagas to Lars von Trier's Dogme films of today. It strives to answer two fundamental questions: Is there a special Nordic justice?... more...

  • Petrarca-Hermeneutikby Catharina Busjan

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Petrarch?s Rimesarefrequently edited and commented upon. 16th-century commentators do not only provide explanations of words, verses, or sections, but alsopresent their ownobservations as well as related texts, e.g.,Petrarch?s Canzoniere. Graphology and editorial guidelines are combined with exegetic and interpretative processes, so that the end resultpresents... more...