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  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Poet John Betjemen was not the only scribe 'beckoned out to lanes in beechy Bucks'. Many of the country's most famous writers shared his fondness for the county and sought solace within its boundaries. John Milton came herer to escape the plague in London; Enid Blyton fled the capital's increasing development, with D H Lawrence and... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela " Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...

  • Bildphysiologieby Tanja Klemm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This study explores the interconnections between image, perception, and the observed body in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It draws from medicine, natural philosophy, theology, and image theory to develop a historical ?phenomenology of embodiment?: perception of a living body ( corpus animatum ) is understood in terms of the... more...

  • Betwixt, between, or beyond?by Birgit M. Bauridl

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 45.42

    Hauptbeschreibung 'Betwixt, between, or beyond?' is the first study of contemporary black performance poetry from the viewpoint of transnational American Studies. It investigates a vast array of performances ranging from online recordings to political rallies to the poetry slam and Broadway stage. Black poets discussed come from diverse personal... more...

  • Literarische Männlichkeiten und Emotionenby Toni Tholen; Jennifer Clare

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 33.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Dass Männer zu allen Zeiten nicht nur Verstand, sondern auch Gefühle haben, ist an sich betrachtet eine schlichte Tatsache. Der die kulturelle Moderne dominierende bürgerliche Geschlechterdiskurs, wie er sich im 19. Jahrhundert formiert hat, behindert jedoch bis heute eine selbstverständliche Auseinandersetzung mit den Formen und... more...

  • Oracabessaby Lorna Goodison

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 7.26

    Oracabessa is a book of risky journeys, mappings and re-mappings, as the poet navigates place, history and imagination. Goodison travels to Spain and Portugal, to Canada ( Winter has landed') and back to the Hope Gardens of her childhood in Jamaica; even to the Old Testament world of Ruth and Hagar. Throughout her journeys she hymns the artists who... more...

  • The Erotic World of Faeryby Maureen Duffy

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 2.90

    n her first full-length non-fiction work, Maureen Duffy examines the erotic meanings, hidden or obvious, behind the fantastic element in English literature. Those who have read her fiction will realise that she has long been interested in questions of myths. Now from the Dark Ages and the decline of the pagan gods and the fertility cults to the science... more...

  • Liminal Semioticsby Melanie Maria Lörke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Grenzen, ihre Überschreitung, ihre Auflösung und ihre Wiederherstellung sind ein bisher nicht systematisch erforschtes Schlüsselkonzept für das Verständnis romantischer Literatur. Diese semiotisch-komparatistische Grundsatzstudie analysiert über drei Kulturräume hinweg vergleichend eine Vielfalt heterogener literarischer Entgrenzungsphänomene in der... more...

  • Zeter und Mordio!by Gesa Dane

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 24.80

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine prominente Reihe literarischer Vergewaltigungsfälle seit dem 17. Jahrhundert wird aus dem Horizont der Rechts- und Kulturgeschichte literaturgeschichtlich analysiert. Vergewaltigung gilt, wie Raub, Mord und Totschlag, seit alters als schweres Verbrechen. Welcher erzwungene Beischlaf allerdings jeweils als Verbrechen zu qualifizieren... more...