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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.95
Is there anything that Martin Amis can?t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches?not only of the pen, but... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 21.23
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 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...