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- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
A new collection of essays from a distinguished critic of contemporary poetry. Marjorie Perloff is one of the foremost critics of contemporary American poetry writing today. Her works are credited by many with creating and sustaining new critical interest not only in the work of major modernist poets such as Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Williams... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00
Mark Twain’s famous hoax articles, such as “Petrified Man” (1862) and “A Bloody Massacre near Carson” (1863), are forerunners of a genre – news satire – which blends together social criticism, humour and intentional deception. Unlike the present-day fake news press, represented e.g. by the British satirical magazine... more...
- Short Books 2010; US$ 21.86
‘If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial? – Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain?s current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip columnist Nigel Dempster (1941-2007). For a quarter of a century, as the editor of the Daily Mail?s Diary, he was the man perfectly placed and... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 69.99
Einleitung 1 ?Ein Weltall lässt sich nur glauben. ? (Plessner ) ?Wer ?s glaubt!? (ein kritischer Zeitgenosse) ?Man kann mit Menschen kein ergiebiges, auch nur verständliches Gespräch über etwas führen, was sie als eine Gegebenheit erachten, wenn man ihnen das Gefühl vermittelt, dass man ihren 2 Glauben für eine Illusion oder eine Verirrung hält.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 188.00
The traditional gulf between the theory and practice of literature and the various areas subjoined under anthropology has hindered the development of some very fruitful perspectives in the realm of poetics and the general theory of literature (particularly in its narrative forms). Poyatos' initial idea of literary anthropology as the study of people... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers: the history of World Literature through... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
For two years, Clemencia Rodríguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodríguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community... more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99
Finally, Graham's many U. S. fans can laugh at—and benefit from—his drily hilarious Daily Telegraph advice columns "Remember that sleeping with friends is lazy and selfish: we don't cook our pets just because we're hungry and they're sitting right by the oven." —Graham on troublesome relationships "Dogs and DIY are where... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19
He's been everywhere, he's seen everything. Now Graham Norton's here to solve your problems! Graham Norton is best known as a television presenter, chat show host and comedian. His warm demeanour and dry wit has endeared him to the nation and he is well on his way to securing the status of a national treasure. But as well as presenting and acting,... more...