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  • Notes on My Booksby Joseph Conrad

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    In Notes on My Books (1920), Joseph Conrad recounts his experiences with the writing process. He recounts in detail his intentions and aspirations for each of his major works. more...

  • Notes on Life and Lettersby Joseph Conrad

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    I don't know whether I ought to offer an apology for this collection which has more to do with life than with letters. Its appeal is made to orderly minds. This, to be frank about it, is a process of tidying up, which, from the nature of things, cannot be regarded as premature. The fact is that I wanted to do it myself because of a feeling that had... more...

  • 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...

  • Paris un Wieneby Erika Timm; Gustav Adolf Beckmann

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 123.50

    This book announces the rediscovery of a major milestone in the history of 16th century European narrative literature. The Yiddish stanza version by humanist Elia Levita or one of his pupils of the »Paris and Vienne« material imported to Italy from France elevates the subject to unexpected heights. From a narrative viewpoint it accomplishes... more...

  • Imperial Tapestriesby Julia L. Farmer

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    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...

  • Monstrositätby Jan Niklas Howe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 101.03

    Die Studie verhandelt das parallele Auftauchen eines neuen Paradigmas von Abweichung in Literatur und Wissenschaften. Von Hoffmann und Poe bis zu Henry James, von der medizinischen Teratologie und frühen Psychiatrie bis zur Evolutionstheorie verfolgt das Buch die Entstehung einer modernen Dialektik von Defiguration und Refiguration monströser Formen. more...

  • TransAreaby Ottmar Ette; Mark W. Person

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 44.87

    The future of area studies lies in opening out into TransArea studies, which tie together area-connected competencies with transdisciplinary research practices. It is one of the loftiest and most urgent duties of philology to lift up this treasure in the awareness of the special relevance of literature, and to make it democratically available to the... more...

  • Greek Literature and Philosophyby Gregory Nagy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 225.00

    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 can be obtained by email: reference@routledge-ny.com.]]> more...

  • Lectures on Don Quixoteby Vladimir Nabokov

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 14.59

    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...

  • 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$ 79.99

    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...