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  • Interpretieren nach den »turns«by Claudia Liebrand; Rainer J. Kaus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 48.00

    Since the 1990s, various »turns« have chased each other around literary criticism. Thus, the »cultural turn«, »performative turn«, »spatial turn«, »iconic turn«, and »philological turn« - to name just a few - have been proclaimed. The volume at hand questions the state of the art of interpretation. What does it mean for the literary scholars to interpret... more...

  • Posthumanismby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    This timely book examines the rise of posthumanism as both a material condition and a developing philosophical-ethical project in the age of cloning, gene engineering, organ transplants and implants. Nayar first maps the political and philosophical critiques of traditional humanism, revealing its exclusionary and ‘speciesist’ politics... more...

  • Handbuch Biographieby Christian Klein

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 73.20

    Biographie als allgegenwärtiges Phänomen. Das Handbuch informiert über die verschiedenen Formen und Felder biographischen Erzählens und macht mit Merkmalen und Funktionen, mit Geschichte, regionalen Entwicklungen und kulturellen Traditionen der Biographik vertraut. Daneben stellt es biographisches Arbeiten als wissenschaftliche Methode in den Geistes-,... more...

  • On Literatureby Umberto Eco; Martin McLaughlin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 15.00

    In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, Eco's luminous intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge are... more...

  • Kant and the Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 16.00

    How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perception, and experience. Basing his ideas on common sense, Eco shares a vast wealth of literary... more...

  • Robert Louis Stevensonby Frank McLynn

    Random House 2014; US$ 22.28

    A sensual Calvinist, a Tory radical, a consumptive celebrant of action, a Passionate Scot who chose to live anywhere but Scotland. Not for nothing was Robert Louis Stevenson the author of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde . The greatest of Scottish novelists, Stevenson lived a life as extraordinary and as absorbing as his books. But it was a life... more...

  • Fictions in Autobiographyby Paul John Eakin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Investigating autobiographical writing of Mary McCarthy, Henry James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Saul Friedlander, and Maxine Hong Kingston, this book argues that autobiographical truth is not a fixed but an evolving content in a process of self-creation. Further, Paul John Eakin contends, the self at the center of all autobiography is necessarily fictive.... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "eclectic, exciting, convincing, provocative" and in The Washington Post Book World as "brilliantly original," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s The Signifying Monkey is a groundbreaking work that illuminates the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and... more...

  • Critical Theoryby Douglas Tallack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    An anthology of readings and extracts providing a comprehensive introduction to the main schools and positions of critical theory. The book is divided into five sections; structuralism and poststructuralism, psychoanalytical theory, Marxism, feminism, and post-foundational ethics and politics. It includes a general introduction covering the field... more...

  • Pinocchio Goes Postmodernby Richard Wunderlich; Thomas J. Morrissey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio , the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic.... more...