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  • '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...

  • Der Tod in Wortenby Bettina Albert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 32.39

    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...

  • Selected Essaysby Robert Palter

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2014; US$ 6.99

    Versified dinner parties; the cultural significance of wild fruit; a dreamlike trip to Russia on the eve of the breakup of the Soviet Union; parallel lines in Euclid?s geometry; grotesque episodes in recent Jewish history; the role of religion in the 17th-century origins of modern science: all these and many other topics are explored in essays, half... more...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 41.66

    <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...

  • Der Dialog in der Antikeby Gernot Michael Müller; Sabine Föllinger

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This study examines ancient dialogue as a genre, and its 17 essays explore the relationship between its form, content, and function, with a focus on the literary aspects of dialogue. The contributions address the development of the genre over time as well as the formal aspects of dialogue. 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...

  • A Burglar Caught by a Skeletonby Jeremy Clay

    Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65

    Woman declared dead revived as she is placed in coffin, killing her husband of shock! Holidaymaker startled by African lion leaping through Welsh hotel window! Man swallows live turtle to win bet! From the archives of the British Library, journalist Jeremy Clay has dragged into the light long-lost stories that enthralled and appalled Victorian Britain.... more...

  • Out of Printby George Brock

    Kogan Page 2013; US$ 24.95

    News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as little as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? These shifts are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital... more...

  • Secrets of Infernoby Dan Burstein; Arne de Keijzer

    Story Plant, The 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...