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    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 29.77

    Über Leben und Werk des Historikers und Mediävisten Ernst Kantorowicz. Ernst Kantorowicz wurde wie kaum ein anderer Historiker des 20. Jahrhunderts populär rezipiert. Der Titel seines Spätwerks »The King`s Two Bodies« (1957) ist zum kulturwissenschaftlichen Gemeingut geworden. Die ihm zuteil gewordene Anerkennung hat aber auch dazu geführt, dass Ecken... more...

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    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 29.77

    Geschriebener Widerstand: regimekritische Kinder- und Jugendbücher aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Im Exil, aber auch im oppositionellen Literatursystem in Deutschland entstanden engagierte Kinder- und Jugendbücher, die sich vehement gegen den Nationalsozialismus wandten. Viele dieser Werke sind in Vergessenheit geraten. Julia Benner verfolgt... more...

  • Goethe-Jahrbuch 131, 2014by Jochen Golz; Albert Meier; Edith Zehm

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 22.33

    Das Goethe-Jahrbuch 2014 versammelt die Vorträge des »Symposiums junger Goetheforscher«, das im Mai 2013 abgehalten worden ist. Es enthält zudem Abhandlungen und Miszellen zu Goethes Leben und Werk. Ein umfangreicher Rezensionsteil zu wichtigen Neuerscheinungen und Berichte über das Wirken der Goethe-Gesellschaft im In- und Ausland ergänzen den Band.... more...

  • The Prince of Minor Writersby Max Beerbohm; Phillip Lopate; Phillip Lopate

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL   Virginia Woolf called Max Beerbohm ?the prince? of essayists, F. W. Dupee praised his ?whim of iron? and ?cleverness amounting to genius,? while Beerbohm himself noted that ?only the insane take themselves quite seriously.? From his precocious debut as a dandy in 1890s Oxford until he put his pen aside in the aftermath... more...

  • Lyric in the Renaissanceby Ullrich Langer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A wide-ranging study of the lyric as a literary genre in Renaissance Europe, by a leading scholar of the period. more...

  • Dryden's Poetic Kingdoms (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Roper

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Dr. Roper describes the mode of many of Dryden?s original poems by redefining the royalism that provides the matter of some works and the metaphoric vocabulary of others. Dryden?s royalism is seen both as an identifiable political attitude and a way of apprehending public life that again and again relates superficially non-political matters to the... more...

  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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... 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...

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    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...