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  • Reassessing John Buchanby Kate Macdonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    A collection of edited essays on the novelist John Buchan (1875-1940), author of, among many other works, "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1915), "Witch Wood" (1927) and "Sick Heart River" (1940). It considers Buchan's writing and reputation from the perspective of the twenty-first century and examines Buchan's major fiction and non-fictional writing. more...

  • Regard for the Otherby E.S. Burt

    Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Although much has been written on autobiography, the same cannot be said of autothanatography, the writing of one's death. This study starts from the deconstructive premise that autobiography is aporetic, not or not only a matter of a subject strategizing with language to produce an exemplary identity but a matter also of its responding to an exorbitant... more...

  • Rodrigo Díaz, del hombre al mitoby Martin Oscar; Ivy Corfis

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 219.95

    This book explores the development of the early historical and legendary tradition concerning Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, el Cid (c. 1048-1099), the most famous medieval Spanish hero. more...

  • Samuel Beckettby Laura Salisbury

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Reads Beckett's comic timing as part of a post-war ethics of representationSamuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-Holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together?Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama, and critical writings,... more...

  • The Shadow of Deathby Mark Canuel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The Shadow of Death is a timely and ambitious reassessment of English Romantic literature and the unique role it played in one of the great liberal political causes of the modern age. Mark Canuel argues that Romantic writers in Great Britain led one of the earliest assaults on the death penalty and were instrumental in bringing about... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Jewsby James Shapiro

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    James Shapiro?s unvarnished look at how Jews were portrayed in Elizabethan England challenged scholars to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare?s day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro?s work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans... 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...

  • Spanish Literatureby Jo Labanyi

    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...

  • Systemtheoretische Literaturwissenschaftby Niels Werber; Maren Lickhardt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    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... more...

  • Transfer und Modifikationby Mario Zanucchi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This comparative study reconstructs for the first time the reception of French symbolists in German poetry from 1890 to 1923 and illustrates their key role in the modernization of German poetic language. more...