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  • Literaturgottesdiensteby Stephan Goldschmidt; Inken Richter-Rethwisch

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 12.27

    Goldschmidt und Richter-Rethwisch stellen aus ihrer Tätigkeit als Gemeindepfarrer ausformulierte Gottesdienste zu den unterschiedlichsten Werken der (Welt-)literatur vor. In dieser Sammlung finden sich Pfingstgottesdienste mit Texten von Friedrich Schiller, aus dem kleinen Prinzen von Saint Exupéry und von Hermann Hesse, ein Bußgottesdienst mit Texten... more...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 36.86

    <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...

  • The View From Hereby Joan Bakewell

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19

    The sequel to Joan Bakewell's bestselling autobiography, 'The Centre of the Bed', this is an inspiring and glorious celebration of what life can be like at 70 - which is, according to Joan, the new 50. Built loosely on her much-loved Guardian column 'Just 70', this book is Joan's discerning and heartwarming account of life at 70 and beyond. more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    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...

  • Globalization and Literatureby Suman Gupta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between globalization studies and literature and literary studies, and the bearing that they have on each other. It engages with the manner in which globalization is thematized in literary works; examines the relationship between globalization theory and literary theory; and discusses... more...

  • Nigel Dempster and the Death of Discretionby Tim Willis

    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...

  • 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...

  • Thief-Taker Hangingsby Aaron Skirboll

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving birth to a new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker... 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...

  • Literature and the Political Imaginationby Andrea T. Baumeister; John Horton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    This volume shows how modern political theory can be enriched through an engagement with works of literature. It uses the resources of literature to explore issues such as nationalism, liberal philosophy, utopiansim, narrative and the role of theory in political thought. A variety of approaches are adopted and the aim is to show some of the many and... more...