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  • Non-Essential Mnemonicsby Kent Woodyard; Mark Downey

    Prospect Park Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the popular McSweeney 's column, a witty look at mnemonics for everything you never wanted to remember. more...

  • The Arthurian Legendby Margaret J. C. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson,... more...

  • On Being A Manby Sandy Campbell; John Carnochan; Pete Seaman; David Torrance; Gerry Hassan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32

    What does ‘masculinity? mean today? On Being a Man brings together four men to consider the condition of Scottish men, reflect on their own backgrounds and experiences, and confront some of the most difficult issues men face. These include the changing roles of men in Scottish society, the role of work and employment. What it means to be a man... more...

  • Legends of Charlemagneby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully curated compendium of stories that are sure to delight. A bevy of damsels in distress and courageous knights populate these pages in tales that veer from action-adventure to romance and back again. more...

  • Das Fremde im Eigenstenby Bernd Kortländer; Sikander Singh

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 55.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Die nationale Identität Deutschlands ist im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zunächst über die Kultur und Sprache bestimmt worden. Erst spät entwickelte sich die Idee einer staatlichen Einheit, parallel mit dem Verfall der feudalen Strukturen und dem Aufstieg des Bürgertums, zu einer politischen Vorstellung und Forderung. Und erst in den... more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Oneby Paul Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 251.95

    These first two volumes in a four-volume edition of Dryden's poems are the result of a complete reappraisal of the canon, text and context of his work. The text has been prepared from a fresh examination of the early printed editions, and takes account of the large number of manuscript copies which survive. Two recently discovered poems are included... more...

  • The Lantern Cageby Kelly Grovier

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    The poems that Kelly Grovier?s third collection, The Lantern Cage , brings together are prompted by scenes that occur in life?s everyday spaces?city streets and secondhand shops, museum galleries and trains. The title conjures contrasting images of illumination and shadow, warmth and confinement, the burning soul and the material body. These are... more...

  • Reflections upon Genreby Jan Engberg

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 64.77

    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...

  • Anthology of Black Humourby André Breton; Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Polizotti

    Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11

    This is Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the... more...

  • Studies on Byzantine Literature of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriesby Alexander Kazhdan; Simon Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 37.00

    Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...