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  • Why Am I Scared of Everything?by Bethany Straker

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Meet Regina Sharpe. She has full-blown anxiety, but she?s not alone. Over 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, and women are twice as likely as men to be riddled with unfettered anxiety. Author and illustrator Bethany Straker has had personal experience of dealing with anxiety, and wanted to adopt a humorous approach... more...

  • Bert and Iby Marshall Dodge; Robert Bryan

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Marshall Dodge and Bob Bryan began swapping funny Down East stories when they were students at Yale in the 1950s. Their fascination and appreciation for Maine and its people triggered the production of several ?Bert and I? records, from which 14 stories were selected. more...

  • The Holy Grail on Filmby Kevin J. Harty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays is the first to study film depictions of the quest for the Holy Grail--the holy Christian relic of legend supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars from a range of disciplines discuss American, Australian and European films that offer fresh perspectives on this enduring myth of the Arthurian world and Western... more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go International Affairsby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    Starting from the depths of the Bathroom Reader archives, you?ll be transported to exotic lands where you?ll learn the local customs and sample the curious cuisine (without those annoying stomach cramps). You?ll also meet some of the strangest people in the world, and you might even learn a new word or two. So hang on tight as you read about… -Why... more...

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

    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...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    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...

  • Theory and the Disappearing Futureby Tom Cohen; Claire Colebrook; J. Hillis Miller; with a manuscript by Paul de Man

    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 a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...

  • Raumordnungen bei Theodor Fontaneby Katrin Scheiding

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 21.96

    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 Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literatureby John Wyatt

    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 Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...

  • After 1945by Hans Gumbrecht

    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...