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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W. A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion. more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 52.23
The presents book departs from an observation made by a group of scholars at Aarhus University: On the one hand, the concept of genre is present in and pivotal for a number of different disciplines studying texts such as literary studies, analytical text linguistics and the investigation of text production in professional settings. On the other hand,... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 29.04
In seinen Aphorismen kommt die geistige und stilistische Schärfe Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs zum Ausdruck wie sonst nirgendwo. Seien es Gedanken zum Menschsein, zur Wissenschaft oder dem Denken selbst: Es gibt kaum einen Bereich, zu dem er nichts Tiefsinniges beizutragen hätte. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 40.00
Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00
Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95
Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?, an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 40.95
"R. Radhakrishnan's eloquent meditations on the key words and names of the late Edward W. Said's critical vocabulary contribute immensely, not only to our understanding of his life-long secular project, but also to the sustaining of his richly resonant global legacy." — William V. Spanos , Binghamton University "Compulsively readable, this... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 21.79
Hauptbeschreibung Die Darstellung des Raums hat eine große Bedeutung in Theodor Fontanes Romanwerk. Bei der Lektüre der Werke wird deutlich, dass der Dichter gezielt mit unterschiedlichen Räumen, Orten und Schauplätzen sowie kontrastreich gegenüber gestellten Lebensbereichen arbeitet. Die Handlungsumgebung ist keine bloße Kulisse, sondern korrespondiert... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95
In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkiens Middle Earth, or Stevensons Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation,... more...