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  • Strange Thingsby Margaret Atwood

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 23.26

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Pen and the Swordby Michael Foot

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    Disappointment can be salutary. In the 1955 election Michael Foot surprisingly lost his seat. Until then he had been a journalist, albeit a prolific and influential one. He now had more time on his hands. To both his father, Isaac Foot, and himself Jonathan Swift was a hero. His father, who believed writing to be the supreme vocation, now encouraged... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt; Sarah Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, this is a wide-ranging overview of the rich tradition of medieval French literature. more...

  • Emotion und Kognitionby Sonja Koroliov

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    How is emotion related to knowledge and understanding? The articles assembled in this volume examine the 18th century as a time of discovery, when original answers to these questions were developed. The articles consider the impact of emotions on perception, the importance of narrativity in engaging with emotionality, and how emotions relate to self-mastery... more...

  • Bacacayby Witold Gombrowicz; Bill Johnston

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers?a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck?a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh?a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone?a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story... more...