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  • Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855by Hannah Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This lively new study covers the dramatic expansion of the press from the seventeenth century to the mid nineteenth century. Hannah Barker explores the factors behind the rise of newspapers to a major force helping to reflect and shape public opinion and altering the way in which politics operated at every level of English life. Newspapers, Politics... more...

  • Dope in the Age of Innocenceby Damien Enright

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down... more...

  • News and Novela in Brazilian Mediaby Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book examines Brazil?s ever-popular telenovelas?a televised mini-series that use recent news issues to help frame its plots. This work increases in importance as more audiences in Brazil rely on diversifying news sources for key decision-making information; and media systems tussle with information presentation and democratic behaviors. more...

  • Islam in the British Broadsheetsby Elzain Elgamri

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 14.57

    From the late Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has featured dominantly in the global mass media. In this book, Elzain Elgamri sets out to refute such generalisations.Taking into account the historically... more...

  • Head Over Heels in Franceby Samantha Brick

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 11.99

    Just when life seemed its darkest, Samantha found happiness?Pascal, and his 10-year-old son, and the rigors of country life?in an unexpected trip to France When Samantha Brick?s life started to unravel?her company in liquidation, homeless, penniless, and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants?it seemed that everything was going wrong.... 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...

  • Confessions from Correspondentlandby Nick Bryant

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 16.00

    Since making his journalistic debut breaking into Piers Morgan?s office, BBC foreign correspondent Nick Bryant has rattled Donald Rumsfeld, had tea with President Karzai, slept through 9/11, and gotten a free lunch out of the Tamil Tigers. Now casting a sideways glance at his own profession, Nick reveals the day-to-day realities of ‘Correspondentland?... more...

  • Literaturgottesdiensteby Stephan Goldschmidt; Inken Richter-Rethwisch

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 12.75

    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...

  • Der Tod in Wortenby Bettina Albert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.76

    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...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 38.28

    <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...