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- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 25.51
Essen ist ein bevorzugtes Thema der abendländischen Kultur und Religion. Das gemeinsame Mahl an üppig gedeckter Tafel huldigt den Göttern und festigt die Gemeinschaft. Die Literatur umkreist Essen und Trinken, Rausch und Genuss, Kochkunst und Gastfreundschaft in immer neuen Variationen. Theologen verdammen Trunksucht und Völlerei, Philosophen feiern... more...
- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.26
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 2.90
Alex MacDonald?s compelling memoirs cover his formative years as a player with St Johnstone, his rise to fame with Rangers, his transfer to Hearts where he became player-manager, and his time in charge at Airdrie. But Doddie is quintessentially a Rangers man, having grown up in Glasgow supporting them and then going on to play a key role in the club?s... more...
- 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57
My First Play is a unique collection of pieces by playwrights, actors and theatre directors – all of them regular Nick Hern Books authors – in response to the simplest of briefs: write about your first play. Candid, hilarious, and often sharply revealing, the resulting pieces – many of them written in the hurly-burly of work on a new production... more...