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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 119.00
Literary scholars and poets are like intimate strangers. They owe their closeness to literature and their alienation to their different relationship to productivity. This book examines Goethe, Friedrich Schlegel, Lönnrot, Hofmannstahl, and Szondi, among others. It analyzes the reasons for this alienated closeness and describes a tradition... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00
This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke , published in 2006. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. This edition includes... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65
Tom Pow spent six months as writer in residence at the National Library of Scotland Map Library in Edinburgh. He was so inspired by the collection that they hold and by the stories that they tell that he wrote a collection of poetry based on that experience. Published by Polygon but with input from the National Library and illustrated with details... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 37.90
How does the use of ict affect the relationship between government and its citizens? This book analyses the developments of networking information and concludes that in everyday practice an iGovernment has gradually come into existence, overtaking the old paradigm of the eGoverment. The iGoverment, effectively running at full speed on information flows... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 51.75
In the 15th and 16th century a special institute developed in Flanders and Brabant: the chamber of rhetoric. Regular citizens started theater and lyricks, in small closed groups and in public. This study gives an overview of 227 chambers of rhetoric, the more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 21.50
In de Trou-ringh (1637) adviseert en beleert Jacob Cats zijn tijdgenoten in tal van huwelijkskwesties, zoals partnerkeuze, hertrouwen, veelwijverij en leeftijds- en standenverschil tussen geliefden. Hij doet dat aan de hand van talrijke verhalen en anekdotes, die de verteller Cats op z'n best tonen. In de bloemlezing vindt men het paradijselijke... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
The internationally best-selling novelist, playwright Jan de Hartog, author of The Captain and The Peaceable Kingdom , moves and inspires us with this simple, elegant story of his mother and himself. She was a quiet, unassuming woman married to a giant of a man, a famous Protestant theologian and pastor, simple, bighearted and big-muscled, who... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
?A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl ?Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion? ? Booklist (starred review) In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife , Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer , deftly parses the... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 13.50
De fascinerende wereld van de Middeleeuwen door de ogen van een veelzijdig schrijver. Bomen die de toekomst voorspellen, babytandjes die harder groeien naarmate de moedermelk warmer is, edelstenen die dronkenschap verdrijven... Wie mocht denken dat we hier te maken hebben met thema's uit een sprookjesboek heeft het mis. Het zijn enkele van de onderwerpen... more...