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  • Arbitrary Powerby William Keach

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This book explores previously unexamined links between the arbitrary as articulated in linguistic theories on the one hand, and in political discourse about power on the other. In particular, Willam Keach shows how Enlightenment conceptions of the arbitrary were contested and extended in British Romantic writing. In doing so, he offers a new paradigm... more...

  • Archipelagoesby Simone Pinet

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    "Archipelagoes" examines insularity as the space for adventure in the Spanish book of chivalry, much like the space of the forest in French chivalric romance. In this innovative work, Simone Pinet explores the emergence of insularity as a privileged place for the location of adventure in Spanish literature in tandem with the cartographic... more...

  • Arms and the Imaginationby Robert C. Gordon

    Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 49.99

    From the time of John Milton to that of William Blake, the literature of Britain absorbed the impact of two major military developments. more...

  • The Art of Eloquenceby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 52.99

    In the course of these fifty years we have become a nation of public speakers. Everyone speaks now. We are now more than ever a debating, that is, a Parliamentary people' (The Times, 1873).The Art of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce responded to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways in which they... more...

  • Aufklärer der Gegenwartby Sabrina Wagner

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Das Konzept der Politischen Autorschaft unter sich wandelnden Bedingungen in der Gegenwart. Wie oft haben Feuilleton und Kritiker den Intellektuellen für tot erklärt, wie oft das Ende der gesellschaftsrelevanten Literatur verkündet? Und doch treten gerade auf dem neuerlichen Höhepunkt weltweiter bürgerlicher Protestbewegungen auch Schriftsteller hierzulande... more...

  • Aufklärungby Michael Hofmann

    Reclam Verlag 2015; US$ 6.51

    Die Geschichte der deutschen Literatur im Zeichen und als Teil der europäischen Aufklärung ist ein komplexer Prozess. Er beginnt historisch und systematisch mit der Rechtfertigung der Literatur als Forum rationalen Denkens und führt - im Zuge wachsender Kritik an der Dominanz einer abstrakten Rationalität - über eine fortschreitende Aufwertung der... more...

  • Auguste Rodinby Rainer Maria Rilke; Daniel Slager; William H. Gass

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Sculptor Auguste Rodin was fortunate to have his secretary Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the most sensitive poets of our time. These two pieces discussing Rodin's work and development as an artist are as revealing of Rilke as they are of his subject. Written in 1902 and 1907, these essays mark the entry of the poet into the world of letters. Rilke's description... more...

  • Aus der Werkstatt Diebold Laubersby Christoph Fasbender; Claudia Kanz; Christoph Winterer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Diebold Lauber?s workshop in Hagenau produced hand-written illustrated texts in the first half of the 15th century. Up to now they have been studied mainly in relation to their serial production. They are thought to be ?nicely painted? but with the wording largely copied with little consideration of its content. The studies in this collection... more...

  • Autorschaft und Autorität in den romanischen Literaturen des Mittelaltersby Susanne Friede; Michael Schwarze

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The contributions gathered in this volume discuss how, in which contexts, and under which circumstances ?authorship? is constituted in medieval Romance literatures. Special focus is placed on theimportant question of how authority is established and conveyed in literary texts. more...

  • Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850?1925by Katherine V. Snyder

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    A study of the significance of bachelors in English and American modernist and pre-modernist fiction. more...