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- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 25.21
Wir wissen um den Tod, aber nichts über den Tod. In der Erfahrung des Menschen stellt der Tod bis heute eine Leerstelle dar. Das Nachdenken über den Tod gibt uns daher immer wieder Rätsel auf, die unsere Vorstellungskraft fordern. Die Literatur bietet in besonderem Maße einen Simulationsraum, in dem die lebensweltliche Perspektive überschritten werden... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
This volume reveals how a fledgling Fabian journal came to play a key role in the growth of the modern Labour Party. The author compares its first journalists with later generations of editors and writers and rediscovers the early, and lasting, importance of the British Left's best-known magazine. more...
- Black & White Publishing 1996; US$ 4.36
Jack Webster is one of the most popular journalists writing in Scotland today. Voted Newspaper Columnist of the Year in 1996, his weekly columns in The Herald have won him a huge and loyal audience throughout Scotland. The Herald Years reflects the extraordinarily wide range of Jack?s interests, experiences and reflections on life – from nostalgic... more...
- Black & White Publishing 1994; US$ 2.90
Contains a selection of articles that were written for the "Scottish Daily Express" during the 1960s and 1970s. Covering a wide range of subjects and experiences - from trips to Moscow to meetings with Charlie Chaplin and Mohammed Ali, this book is a companion to Webster's volumes of autobiography. more...
- Black & White Publishing 1997; US$ 2.90
For over a decade, Jack Webster?s weekly columns in The Herald have delighted his many loyal readers throughout Scotland. Following on from the success of his best-selling Herald Years, this new collection of Jack?s finest work is full of warmth, humour and journalistic curiosity that have become his trademark over the years. Webster?s World ranges... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.33
On 20 September 1940, Paul Rosenberg disembarked in New York, just one of hundreds of tired Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his celebrated Paris gallery, Paul had managed to save his family; his paintings weren't all so fortunate. Some - the Picassos at MoMA's first retrospective - were already safely abroad. But dozens of works... more...
- Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 12.99
The offhand admission to the doctor at the recruiting centre that he suffered from asthma as a boy was enough to put an end to Michael Moynihan's military career even before it started. However, this unpropitious beginning was eventually to lead to a wartime career far more dramatic than anything he could have imagined had he been allowed to don... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99
On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings - modern masterpieces by Cezanne, Monet, Sisley and others - were not so fortunate. As he fled,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...