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  • Norm und Poesieby Beate Hintzen; Roswitha Simons

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    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 in poems. The... more...

  • Handbuch Komparatistikby Rüdiger Zymner; Achim Hölter

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 66.91

    Wegweiser für literaturwissenschaftliche Grenzüberschreitungen. Womit beschäftigt sich die Komparatistik? Welches sind die Gegenstände und Themen? Was kennzeichnet die Klassiker wie Erich Auerbachs ?Mimesis? oder E. R. Curtius? ?Europäische Literatur und lateinisches Mittelalter?? Erstmals führt ein Handbuch alle Aspekte der Komparatistik systematisch... more...

  • 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...

  • 1,001 Pearls of Teachers' Wisdomby Erin Gruwell; Frank McCourt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The Little Book of Teachers? Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than 3,000 entries, it includes the thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians, including Aristotle, the Buddha, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Freud,... more...

  • Haunted West Endby Gilly Pickup

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The West End of London has long been popular with theatre-goers and tourists to the capital, but this historic area is also home to a multitude of terrifying ghosts. From the spectre of 'Black Sally' said to haunt Hyde Park, and the shade of Lilly Langtree which continues to walk the boards in a West End theatre, to the ghostly voices of children... more...

  • From Winchester To Thisby Willie Donaldson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65

    This is the long-awaited autobiography by the man who brought you The Henry Root Letters. 'An insider by birth and education, living on the outside' (Tatler), William Donaldson reveals all in this frank and often scurrilous memoir where past and present collide in a hilarious vision of his extraordinary life. The author charts his course from his... more...

  • "Doch ist nicht alles Erinnerung, was ich schreibe?"by Sonja Unterpertinger; Stefan Neuhaus

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 18.96

    Populäre Autobiographien erhalten zunehmend Aufmerksamkeit als Zeitzeugenberichte, sind jedoch bisher von der germanistischen Literaturwissenschaft weitgehend unbeachtet geblieben. Sonja Unterpertinger beschäftigt sich nun mit den lebensgeschichtlichen Aufzeichnungen von drei Frauen aus dem bäuerlich-ländlichen Bereich, die aus dem süddeutschen Sprachraum... more...

  • Von Ariern und Aliensby Michael Novian

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.96

    Zukünftige Welten, beherrscht von einer technisch wie moralisch überlegenen nordischen Rasse: Was deutsche Science-Fiction-Autoren in den 1920er- und frühen 1930er-Jahren zu Papier bringen, sind nicht selten präfaschistische Allmachtsfantasien galaktischen Ausmaßes. Unerschrocken treten darin technisch hochgerüstete Arier kriegerischen Aliens von fernen... more...

  • Changesby Charlotte Zolotow; Tiphanie Beeke

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 16.99

    As the season change, there is a new beauty waiting to be discovered. Charlotte Zolotow's classic poems paired with Tiphanie Beeke's lovely illustrations make for a perfect poetry collection for every child. more...

  • Romanticismby Frederick Burwick

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.50

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