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  • Thomas Hardyby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2013; US$ 5.95

    Oversized mini book packed with synopses and character profiles from Thomas Hardy's 14 novels, complemented by two-color illustrations throughout. more...

  • Secrets of Infernoby Dan Burstein; Arne de Keijzer

    Story Plant, The 2013; US$ 8.99

    SECRETS OF INFERNO is a reader's guide to the journey Dan Brown took us all on in INFERNO. The book gives readers the “back story? on particular plot points, Dante references, symbols, historical events, philosophy, art, music, and architectural works that Brown wrapped into his story. It is also an intellectually enriching, intriguing, fresh and... more...

  • Hell and Backby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this... more...

  • Hopeless But Not Seriousby Jack McLean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation in Great Britain,' quoth Churchill in his most grandiloquent tones, 'is serious but not hopeless.' Lemass responded instantly, 'Sure,'... more...

  • Literarische Anthropologieby Alexander Kosenina

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 419.00

    - Interdisziplinäre Menschenkunde im Spiegel der Literatur: von Aufklärung bis Klassik, von Rousseau bis Büchner - Kontexte: Pädagogik, Psychologie und Ethnologie im 18. Jahrhundert - Anthropologische Literaturgattungen: Reiseberichte und Lehrgedichte, psychologische Fallgeschichten, Romane und Dramen - Neues Wissen über den Menschen: Selbstbestimmung... more...

  • Auf ewig Feind?by Thomas Wittek

    De Gruyter Open 2005; US$ 70.00

    Die britische Propaganda zeichnete im Ersten Weltkrieg sehr wirkungsvoll das Zerrbild von den Deutschen als bestialischen Hunnen, die mordend und plündernd über ihre Nachbarn herfielen. Zur Verbreitung nutzten die staatlichen Propagandastellen insbesondere die modernen Massenmedien Presse und Film. Thomas Wittek untersucht erstmals, welche Folgen die... more...

  • Zone of the Marvellousby Martin Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    He?s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.? – Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato?s Atlantis to Dante?s Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed... more...

  • Voices of Scottish Journalistsby Ian MacDougall

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52

    Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky fingers. In this fascinating collection, the latest in the Scottish Working People's History Trust series, Ian MacDougall has captured the memories... more...

  • Zone of the Marvellousby Martin Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, among others, Marco Polo, John Mandeville, and Thomas More, this remarkable compilation explores the... more...

  • Wildes Erzählen - Erzählen vom Wildenby Larissa Schuler-Lang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Using the methodology of cultural criticism as applied to medieval studies, this work examines different manifestations of wildness in medieval literary narratives, with an equal emphasis on issues of poetology and literary anthropology. Close textual readings newly illuminate the complex connections between self-understanding and representations... more...