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- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00
Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous?in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre?s form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 21.81
Masuren - der im nördlichen Polen gelegene Landstrich stellt mit seinen sich überlappenden nationalen Identitäten ein Paradebeispiel einer multikulturellen und multikonfessionellen historischen Kulturlandschaft dar, die sich in besonders eindrucksvoller Weise in der Literatur widerspiegelt. Agnieszka Grochocka trifft eine Auswahl deutscher und polnischer... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 18.47
Freundschaft in Zeiten des Umbruchs: Eine Betrachtung der Briefwechsel Rahel Levin Varnhagens aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln Rahel Levin Varnhagen, eine der großen Schriftstellerinnen und berühmte Salonière des 19. Jahrhunderts, setzte sich in zahlreichen Briefkorrespondenzen mit den Veränderungen ihrer Zeit auseinander - einer Zeit des Umbruchs zwischen... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95
This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick , this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. Offers a brief... more...