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  • Tolstoy or Dostoevskyby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Acclaimed literary critic George Steiner on two of the literary canon?s greatest and most influential writers ?Literary criticism,? writes Steiner, ?should arise out of a debt of love.? Abiding by his own rule, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky is an impassioned work, inspired by Steiner?s conviction that the legacies of these two Russian masters loom over... 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...

  • Communities in Fictionby J. Hillis Miller

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Communities in Fiction reads six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond Williams, Martin Heidegger, and Jean- Luc Nancy. The book's topic is the question of how communities or noncommunities are represented in fictional... more...

  • Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exceptionby Sascha Bru

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 139.99

    This is the first book to look at the ties between European modernism and democracy in a cross-cultural manner. Focusing on the continental avant-gardes of the nineteen-tens and twenties, Sascha Bru's original and provocative book fundamentally revises our understanding of modernism's cultural and political history. Bru brings together a wide... more...

  • Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Filmby Petra Rau

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 104.00

    An analysis of the resurgent cultural fascination with Nazism since 1989. Why has a fascination with fascism re-emerged after the Cold War? What is its cultural function now, in an era of commemoration? Focusing particularly on the British context, this study offers the first analysis of contemporary popular and literary fiction, film, TV and art exhibitions... more...

  • Gothic Literatureby Andrew Smith

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literatureThis revised edition includes:* A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twenty first century and looks at new critical developments* An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology The book... more...

  • Renaissance Literatureby Siobhan Keenan

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    This concise introduction to the literature of an exciting and influential period opens with an overview of the historical and cultural context in which English Renaissance literature was produced, and a discussion of its contemporary and subsequent critical reception. The following chapters survey the major Renaissance genres of drama, poetry and... more...

  • A History of the Modernist Novelby Gregory Castle

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    This book reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of new comparative analyses that radically revise the novel's history. more...

  • The Modernist Papersby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, renowned for his incisive studies of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the movement that dramatically broke with all tradition in search of progress for the first time since his acclaimed A Singular Modernity . The Modernist Papers is a tour de froce of anlysis and criticism, in which Jameson... more...