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  • Story/Timeby Bill T. Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time , a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated... more...

  • Arab American Literature and Cultureby Alfred Hornung; Martina Kohl

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.57

    Hauptbeschreibung This volume focuses on the literature and culture of Arabs living in the United States who have gained new prominence after 9/11. For a proper assessment of their situation it seeks to provide basic information on the history and transculturation of immigrants from different parts of the Arab world. The contributions, which result... more...

  • Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Cultureby Denis Jonnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Demands placed on many young Americans as a result of the Cold War give rise to an increasingly age-segregated society. This separation allowed adolescents and young adults to begin to formulate an identity distinct from previous generations, and was a significant factor in their widespread rejection of contemporary American society. This study... more...

  • Dandariansby Lee Ann Roripaugh

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    Based on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh?s fourth collection explores a series of “word betrayals?—English words misunderstood in transmission from her Japanese mother that came to... more...

  • Bone Mapby Sara Eliza Johnson; Martha Collins

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    Sara Eliza Johnson's stunning, deeply visceral first collection, Bone Map (2013 National Poetry Series Winner), pulls shards of tenderness from a world on the verge of collapse, where violence and terror infuse the body, the landscape, and dreams: a handful of blackberries offered from bloodied arms, bee stings likened to pulses of sunlight, a honeycomb... more...

  • Die 11 Geheimnisse des ALDI-Erfolgsby Dieter Brandes

    Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 9.79

    Hauptbeschreibung Ex-ALDI-Geschäftsführer Dieter Brandes verdichtet seine Erkenntnisse über die ALDI-Erfolgsstory zu den 12 Erfolgsgeheimnissen. Er beschreibt das erste Geheimnis von der Einfachheit, das das gesamte ALDI-System durchzieht. Diese goldene Regel legt die Grundlage für die Ausdifferenzierung in 11 weitere Geheimnisse. Andere Dienstleister... more...

  • Divided Nation/sby Elisa Edwards

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 43.21

    Most American novels set in Germany and published after 1949 take place in West Germany and present it as a ?pars pro toto? for all of Germany, apparently ignoring Germany?s partition. However, just when the Wall that divided the two parts of Germany fell, Germany?s partition and its repercussions moved into the focus of a number of American novelists.... more...

  • Literary Rivalsby Richard Bradford

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 17.49

    Novelists, poets and playwrights live double lives, sharing the real world with everyone else while spending a good deal of time in a universe of their own making. When they fall out with each other, they are able to kindle feuds and antagonisms as passionate and public as workers in any trade. Richard Bradford?s highly entertaining book looks... more...

  • The Cottoncrest Curseby Michael H. Rubin

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed... more...

  • Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emersonby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 14.95

    'Standing on the bare ground--my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space--all mean egotism vanishes,' Emerson wrote in Nature, his statement of the principles of transcendentalism. 'I become a transparent eyeball.' Nature, published in 1836 when Emerson was thirty-three, is collected here with his book of observations on... more...