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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.95
While debating literature?s greatest heroines with her best friend, thirtysomething playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation?her whole life, she's been trying to be Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights when she should have been trying to be Jane Eyre. With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies?the characters... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Philippe de Vigneulles (1471--1528), cloth merchant and hosier from the city of Metz, wrote a collection of comic short stories which he called Cent Nouvelles ou contes joyeux. The work constitutes an important step in the development of the nouvelle form in France. In an extended explication, Ms. Kotin analyzes the tales for the modern reader, historically,... more...
- University Press of America 2014; US$ 99.99
Twain is America?s best known humorous writer, yet many commentators have thought of humor as merely an attractive surface feature of Twain?s writings. Kolb shows that humor is at the center of Twain?s talent, his successes, and his limitations, and it is as a humorist that he is best understood. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who became... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99
Was PG Wodehouse really a traitor, a naive simpleton dominated by his wife and out of touch with the world around him? This book challenges many of the accepted wisdoms about PG Wodehouse and his work and skilfully entwines details of Wodehouse's life with an analysis of his work to show that, contrary to popular belief, many of the scenarios,... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99
Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies. Bridging research, performance, and reception, and making bold connections across genres, periods, and fields,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 46.66
Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, André Maurois is now hardly read. Moderate and conciliatory in everything, including his literary style, he appealed to the educated reader of his time, but did those very qualities prevent him from achieving lasting distinction and impact? more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.65
Warum schmunzeln wir, wenn der Erzähler in der Knopp-Trilogie resümiert: ?Vater werden ist nicht schwer, Vater sein dagegen sehr?? Wie viel Identifikationspotential darf das Komische enthalten, um zum Lachen anzuregen? Wie steht es auf der anderen Seite mit der Forderung nach Distanz? Wann ist die Bedingung der Überraschung von Bedeutung, und wer darf... more...