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    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging... more...

  • Wizard of Ozby Ben Nussbaum

    i5 Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical, this new book The Wizard of Oz offers a rare glimpse into the creation of the classic film, its creator L. Frank Baum, the Academy Award-winning score, the leading lady, and the Oz phenomenon that continues to captivate the world. Although Oz creator L. Frank Baum died... more...

  • A Vulgar Artby Ian Brodie

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

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  • Vater-Spuren-Sucheby Dominika Borowicz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 46.70

    Seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs hat sich die Erinnerungsliteratur zu einer beliebten Gattungsform entwickelt. Dazu gehören auch die sogenannten Väterbücher ? autobiographische Texte, in denen die Verstri­ckung der Väter in der NS-Zeit und im Zweiten Weltkrieg aus der Pers­pek­tive der Söhne und Töchter ergründet wird. Dieses Buch bietet eine um­fas­sende... more...

  • Film und Verkündigungby Martin Burger; Vassili Konstantinidis

    buch+musik 2014; US$ 17.63

    Filme erzählen Geschichten, die ihre Zuschauer berühren, weil es darin immer auch um deren Themen geht. Meist zeigen sich die wirklich wichtigen Themen erst in der Tiefe. Das ist die Herausforderung. Indem wir Filme und Verkündigung in der Jugendarbeit zusammenbringen, starten wir einen Dialog mit den jungen Menschen über ihr Leben und über die christliche... more...

  • Jenseits des Orientalismusby Xiaojing Wang

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 39.43

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Xiaojing Wang wurde 2013 an der Universität Göttingen im Fach Komparatistik promoviert. more...

  • Klassiker neu übersetzen / Ritradurre i classiciby Barbara Kleiner; Michele Vangi; Ada Vigliani Boggero

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 30.10

    <P>In den letzten 25 Jahren sind zahlreiche Neuübersetzungen von Literaturklassikern vom Italienischen ins Deutsche und umgekehrt erschienen. Diese neuen Übertragungen haben nicht nur das Ziel, dem Original besser gerecht zu werden. Sie liefern zumeist auch neue Lesarten, die das Verständnis der Werke bereichern. Vor diesem Hintergrund versucht... more...

  • The Secret Diary of Eric Cowell - Aged 6 1/2 monthsby Tess Read

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    The innermost thoughts of Simon Cowell?s son : ‘I woke up to find that everyone was all a twitter. By which I mean that Dad?s twits and almost the whole world were going crazy with the news that I had been born. Quite right. I?m sure that when everyone is born they think they are the centre of the universe, and with me it turns out to be true. I... more...

  • A Number (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play of 2002. A Number was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre, 2002, starring Michael Gambon & Daniel Craig. ' A Number confirms Churchill's status as the first dramatist of the 21st... more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A teasingly entertaining two-part drama from one of the UK's leading playwrights, first performed in a co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Blue Heart consists of two related short plays in which nothing is what it seems: Heart's Desire . The long-anticipated return of a daughter from Australia by her parents and aunt is rehearsed... more...