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  • The People of the Abyssby Jack London

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured... more...

  • Imperial Tapestriesby Julia L. Farmer

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 76.00

    Imperial Tapestries explores how key authors of early modern Italy and Spain questioned Habsburg authority through “imperial texts”—texts that call attention to their organizational process. In so doing, the study offers innovative insights into the politics of such classic authors as Ludovico Ariosto, Garcilaso de la Vega, Jorge de Montemayor,... more...

  • Lectures on Don Quixoteby Vladimir Nabokov

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 15.10

    A fastidiously shaped series of lectures based on a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the Spanish classic. Rejecting the common interpretation of Don Quixote as a warm satire, Nabokov perceives the work as a catalog of cruelty through which the gaunt knight passes. Edited and with a Preface by Fredson Bowers. more...

  • Greek Literature and Philosophyby Gregory Nagy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 225.00

    This volume is available on its own or as part of the seven volume set, Greek Literature . This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents... more...

  • Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and Literatureby Pasquale Verdicchio; Viola Ardeni; Massimo Lollini; Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan; Stefania Nedderman; Adele Sanna; Meriel Tulante; Marguerite Waller

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 76.00

    By recognizing the groundbreaking work of many non-Italian ecocritics, and linking to the homegrown contributions of Serenella Iovino, Marco Armerio, and Giovanna Ricoveri, the authors of Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and Literature: The Denatured Wild , challenge the narrowly defined conventions of Italian Studies and illuminate the... more...

  • The Absence of Graceby Harry Berger

    Stanford University Press 2000; US$ 25.95

    The Absence of Grace is a study of male fantasy, representation anxiety, and narratorial authority in two sixteenth-century books, Baldassare Castiglione's Il libro del Cortegiano (1528) and Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo (1558). The interpretive method is a form of close reading the author describes as reconstructed old New Criticism, that is,... more...

  • Literarische Anthropologieby Alexander Košenina

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 28.00

    ‚Literarische Anthropologie‘ hat sich in der literaturwissenschaftlichen Forschung und Lehre längst als prominentes Themenfeld durchgesetzt. Die repräsentative Sammlung von Studientexten enthält viele der im Studienbuch „Literarische Anthropologie“ besprochenen Fallbeispiele. Ergänzt werden sie um zahlreiche weitere grundlegende Materialien... more...

  • Literarische Anthropologieby Alexander Košenina

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 28.00

    Während der Aufklärung rückt der Mensch ins Zentrum des wissenschaftlichen Interesses. Wie aber schlägt sich diese neue Menschenkunde in der ‚schönen‘ Literatur nieder? Und wie lassen sich ihre Perspektiven für ein Verständnis literarischer Texte nutzen? Die zweite, überarbeitete Auflage des Studienbuchs bietet, auch durch Verweise auf... more...

  • Balzac, Literary Sociologistby Allan H. Pasco

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 90.58

    Melding the fields of literature, sociology, and history, this book develops analyses of the ten novels in Balzac's Scènes de la vie de province . Following the order of the novels projected in La Comédie humaine , Allan H. Pasco investigates how Balzac used art as a tool of social inquiry to obtain startlingly accurate insights into the relationships... more...

  • The Holocaust in Central European Literatures and Culturesby Reinhard Ibler

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Relating the Holocaust to poetic and aesthetic phenomena has often been considered taboo, as only authentic testimony, documents, or at least unliterary’, prosaic approaches were seen as appropriate. However, from the very beginning of Holocaust literature and culture, there were tendencies towards literarization, poetization, and ornamentalization.... more...