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  • Re-Reading Harry Potterby Suman Gupta

    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...

  • Against World Literatureby Emily Apter

    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...

  • Laurence Sterneby Marcus Walsh

    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...

  • Literature and the Continuances of Virtueby Warner Berthoff

    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...

  • Moralische Erzählungenby Rüdiger Bittner; Susanne Kaul

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrativeby Timothy R. Robbins; José Eduardo González

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones. more...

  • The New Literary Middlebrowby Beth Driscoll

    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...

  • Hungarian Folktalesby Linda Degh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Logic of Wish and Fearby Ben La Farge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Moving effortlessly from Greek to Shakespearean tragedies, to nineteenth and twentieth-century British, American and Russian drama, and fiction and contemporary television, this study sheds new light on the art of comedy. more...

  • Thinking Out Loudby Christopher Gauker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this "the Lockean theory of language," since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately... more...