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  • The Illustrated Dictionary of Snarkby Lawrence Dorfman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    What do Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, H. L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw, Jules Feiffer, Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Phyllis Diller, Édith Piaf, W. C. Fields, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Charles Bukowski, and countless others have in common?  Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this... more...

  • Kanon, Wertung und Vermittlungby Matthias Beilein; Claudia Stockinger; Simone Winko

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    This volume investigates the conditions under which mediation of literature and canon formation take place in the present day. In the first section of the work, the mechanisms of canon formation are described from a theoretical perspective. In the second section, the authors investigate how literary institutions assess and canonize works.... more...

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    De Gruyter 1993; US$ 168.00

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  • Manifesteby Ralph J. Poole; Yvonne Katharina Kaisinger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 48.67

    Manifeste sind ?Speerspitzen? zwischen Kunst, Literatur, Politik und Theorie. Das Manifest ist dabei eine hybride Textsorte, die sich zwischen literarischem Sketch, ästhetischer Agitation, politischer Propaganda und theoretischer Programmatik positioniert. Besonders mit den modernistischen Avantgarden des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts zielt das Manifest... more...

  • Norm und Poesieby Beate Hintzen; Roswitha Simons

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This volumeis devotedto the abundance of poetics from the Early Modern period that, from the 15th century onward, drew on ancient traditions, andwere primarily published in Latin. The authors analyze normative poetics, major tractates about poetology, and common schoolbooks, yet also examine indirect poetological reflections contained... more...

  • Oratio historica - Reden über Geschichteby Katharina Graupe

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    This book enters and surveys new territory. It describes the ?oratio historica? as a specific form of expression used in the political rhetoric of the early modern period. The speeches talk about events in the Spanish-Dutch war and occupy a position between classical tradition and modern academia. The speeches and speakers are presented... more...

  • Reading the Renaissance (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathan Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reading the Renaissance, first published in 1996, is a collection of essays discussing the literature, drama, poetics and culture of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, which extends from about 1300 to 1700 depending on the country, was originally a rebirth of the arts but has also come to apply to the wider cultural change in the face of modernization.... more...

  • Romanticismby Frederick Burwick

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.50

    Compiles 70 of the key terms most frequently used or discussed by authors of the Romantic period ? and most often deliberated by critics and literary historians of the era. Offers an indispensable resource for understanding the ideas and differing interpretations that shaped the Romantic period Includes keywords spanning Abolition and Allegory,... more...

  • Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanitiesby Marina Grishakova; Silvi Salupere

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Schools and circles have been a major force in twentieth-century intellectual movements. They fostered circulation of ideas within and between disciplines, thus altering the shape of intellectual inquiry. This volume offers a new perspective on theoretical schools in the humanities, both as generators of conceptual knowledge and as cultural phenomena.... more...

  • True Storyby Helen Humphreys

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31

    Helen Humphreys' brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. Two years ago, he suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. In the year that followed, Humphreys wrote this intense and affecting memoir. Though the book is deeply personal, it is also, inescapably, about the devastating events that we all experience.As the year goes on,... more...