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- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00
This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world. more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”?the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00
Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines the descent of the intuition of virtue from classical times into our own era and examines it as a formative presence in a series of major literary works... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.54
Von populärer bis zur hohen Literatur: auf der Suche nach der praktischen Bedeutung von fiktiven Texten jenseits einer moralischen Lehre. Lehren Erzählungen Moral? Ein Gang durch vielfältige Erzählformen - durch klassische und zeitgenössische, einfühlsame und schematische, populäre und solche der hohen Literatur - zeigt: Nein, Erzählungen sagen einem... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00
Taking Sigmund Freud's theories as a point of departure, Jean-Michel Rabaté's book explores the intriguing ties between psychoanalysis and literature. more...