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  • 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...

  • Der Tod in Wortenby Bettina Albert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.49

    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...

  • 'New Statesman'by Adrian Smith

    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...

  • The Herald Yearsby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 1996; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • The Express Yearsby Jack Webster

    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...

  • Webster's Worldby Jack Webster

    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...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 34.35

    <P>In einer zunehmend globalisierten Welt rücken transnationale Fragestellungen verstärkt in den Fokus des Interesses, gerade in den Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften. Seit ihren Anfängen im 19. Jahrhundert ist besonders die Komparatistik oder Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft mit solchen interkulturellen Themen beschäftigt.... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair

    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...