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  • The Ancients and Shakespeare on Timeby Piotr Nowak

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 34.00

    In The Ancients and Shakespeare on Time Piotr Nowak depicts a world where tradition ? devoid of gravity, ?Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything? ? attempts to curb the young and new, while youth resists with all its power, vitality and characteristic insolence. The wars of generations, which Nowak explores in the works of Plato, Aristophanes... more...

  • From Popular Goethe to Global Popby Ines Detmers; Birte Heidemann

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 68.60

    This essay collection embarks on a historical voyage into the idea of the West, while contextualising its relevance to the contemporary discourses on cultural difference. Although the idea of the West predates both colonial and Orientalist projects, it has been radically reshaped by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the end of the Cold War and the... more...

  • Failure, A Writer's Lifeby Joe Milutis

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Failure is a catalogue of literary monstrosities, a philosophy for the unreadable, and a map for new literary worlds. more...

  • Planning for Learning through Fairy Storiesby Lesley Hendy

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.49

    Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of fairy stories. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of fairy stories.... more...

  • Theorizing Modernismsby Steve Giles

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 170.00

    Provides a much needed corrective to the misleading accounts of modernism that have dominated recent debate, shedding new light at the same time on the current controversies surrounding postmodernism. more...

  • Modernity and Metropolisby Dr Peter Brooker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    A study of urban identity and community looks at selected twentieth century literary and film texts in the context of theorizations of modernism, postmodernism, postcoloniality and globalization. Brooker draws on Beck and Giddens to propose a 'reflexive modernism' which rewrites and re-imagines the urban scene. The principal cities considered are London... more...

  • Polemicby Jane Gallop

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    These new essays by leading scholars examine some famous and less well-known instances of polemical encounters. more...

  • Copying Machinesby Catherine Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 72.00

    In readings of texts by Lafayette, Molière, Laclos, and La Bruyère?and in a chapter on the eighteenth-century inventor of automatons, Jacques Vaucanson?Catherine Liu provides a fascinating account of ways in which the automaton and the preindustrial machine haunt the imagination of ancien régime France and structure key moments of the canonical literature... more...

  • HIV Storiesby Jean-Pierre Boulé

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 70.00

    This book draws attention to the existence in France of an AIDS literature from 1985 to 1988 before AIDS writing became either a widely recognised genre or a culturally influential form of writing. It is a predominantly literary critical study, informed by gender studies and psychoanalytic criticism in its readings of individual texts, and interwoven... more...

  • Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    This collection of essays analyzes the literary response to the coups, insurgencies and invasions that took place around the globe during the Cold War, and explores the thematic and stylistic trends in world writing prompted by Cold War hostilities. more...