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  • The New Map of the Worldby Giuseppe Mazzotta

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    For today's readers, the great Italian philosopher of history Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) can be startlingly relevant to the social and educational divisiveness we confront at century's end: here Giuseppe Mazzotta, one of the leading Italianists in the United States, shows how much Vico, properly read, can bring to an understanding of contemporary... more...

  • Dante und die Templergnosisby Joseph P. Strelka

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 55.35

    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...

  • Die heile Familieby Anja-Simone Michalski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The idea of the middle-class nuclear family as a 'sacred' and 'natural' entity has been deeply engraved into modern discourse about families. This volume examines the origins of this narrative in the legal and literary texts of the second half of the 19th century and recent times. In addition to legal texts, it offers readings of literary... more...

  • Deutsche Sprache und Kultur im afrikanischen Kontextby Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Geschichte, Gegenwart und Perspektiven der Beschäftigung mit deutscher Sprache und Kultur im subsaharischen Afrika. Die Beschäftigung mit der deutschen Sprache und Kultur trifft in dem großen und vielfältigen Raum, den das subsaharische Afrika umfasst, auf sehr unterschiedliche Voraussetzungen. Diese Bandbreite mit ihren sprachenpolitischen Implikationen... more...

  • Polnische Literatur in Bewegungby Daniel Henseler; Renata Makarska

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.92

    Polnische diasporale Literatur zwischen Exil und Migration: Mit Blick auf die Emigranten der 1980er Jahre, etwa Artur Becker, Krzysztof Niewrzeda und Natasza Goerke, diskutieren deutsche und polnische Literaturwissenschaftler_innen u.a. die Frage der konzeptionellen Verortung des schriftstellerischen Werkes dieser Exilwelle (Postemigration, Transmigration,... more...

  • Charles Lamb, Elia and the London Magazineby Simon P Hull

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The inherent 'metropolitanism' of writing for a Romantic-era periodical is here explored through the Elia articles that Charles Lamb wrote for the London Magazine. more...

  • The Moral Talesby Kenneth A. Stackhouse

    University Publishing Association 1988; US$ 64.99

    Now, for the first time, the stories of Spanish writer Leopoldo Alas have been translated into English. This is an important collection from a writer who is remembered as a master story-teller. more...

  • Sovereign Power and the Enlightenmentby Peter DeGabriele

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the role of the novelists and historians of the eighteenth century in developing a vision of political modernity that questions traditional narratives about the rise of liberalism and the decline of sovereign power. more...

  • Kafka's Social Discourseby Mark E. Blum

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    Franz Kafka is among the most significant 20th century voices to examine the absurdity and terror posed for the individual by what his contemporary Max Weber termed 'the iron cage' of society. In this book, Mark E. Blum examines Kafka's three novels, Amerika, The Trial, and The Castle in their exploration of how community is formed or eroded in the... more...

  • Vanguardia y humorismo gráfico en crisisby Jorge L. Catalá-Carrasco

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 115.00

    El libro analiza la relación entre vanguardia y humorismo gráfico en dos periodos históricos críticos: la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939) y los primeros años de la Revolución Cubana (1959-1961). The book studies the relation between the avant-garde and graphic humour in two critical historical periods: the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the early... more...