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  • Shakespeare's Comedy of Loveby Alexander Leggatt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl... more...

  • Shakespeare's Poetic Stylesby John Baxter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon... more...

  • A Defense of Ardorby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for art not just the terms but the scanted spiritual dimension of modern human existence that they stake out. Bringing gravity and grace to his... more...

  • Die blütenlesende Museby Regina Höschele

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 73.45

    Die vorliegende Arbeit verbindet theoretische Reflektionen zur Textualität und Poetik antiker Epigrammsammlungen mit der Analyse ausgewählter Korpora (näher besprochen werden der Poseidipp-Papyrus, Meleagers Kranz, Stratons Knabenmuse und die Carmina Priapea). Anknüpfend an jüngste Erkenntnisse im Umgang mit griechischen und römischen Poesiebüchern,... more...

  • T.S. Eliot?s Christmas Poemsby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the "impossible union" that occurred in the Incarnation. more...

  • The Event of Style in Literatureby Mario Aquilina

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Event of Style in Literature brings discussions about the question of style up-to-date by schematising the principal issues relating to the topic through a critical overview of the canon of style studies. It reads the work of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Hans-Georg Gadamer as groundbreaking and 'eventful' interventions. more...

  • Der lyrische Augenblickby Michael Bernsen; Milan Herold

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Every moment represents eternity ? Goethe?s words poignantly capture the nuances and special complexity of the term ?moment.? It can refer to such varied notions as ecstasy, empty presence, and epiphany. This volume examines the semantic richness of the ?moment? using paradigmatic examples from Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian poetry... more...

  • Sabdalamkaradosavibhaga - Die Unterscheidung der Lautfiguren und der Fehlerby Dragomir Dimitrov

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 188.14

    Dandins "Kavyadarsa" oder ?Spiegel der Dichtkunst? (zwischen ca. 650 und 800 n. Chr. entstanden) ist eines der wichtigsten literaturtheoretischen Werke auf Sanskrit, das sich als grundlegend und maßgeblich nicht nur für die Ästhetik literarischer Werke in Indien, sondern auch in Tibet und in anderen Ländern Asiens erwiesen hat. Schon bald nach ihrer... more...

  • Jan Kochanowski und die europäische Renaissanceby Jörg Schulte

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 61.30

    Jan Kochanowski (1530?1584) war einer der größten Autoren der polnischen Literatur und zugleich ein herausragender Vertreter des europäischen Humanismus. In acht Studien geht Jörg Schulte den vielfältigen Verknüpfungen seines Werks zur europäischen Renaissance nach. Diese Verknüpfungen, die Schulte aus bisher unbekannten philologischen und historischen... more...

  • The Chameleon Poetby Robert Fraser

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.52

    The poet George Barker was convinced that his biography could never be written. 'I've stirred the facts around too much,' he told Robert Fraser. 'It simply can't be done.' Eliot wrote of his 'genius'. Yeats thought him the most interesting poet of his generation. Dylan Thomas envied his power over women. War trapped him in Japan. In America he... more...