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  • Körper, Kleider, Kommunikationby Nina Maria Niederl

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Nicht nur auf dem Laufsteg gilt: Kleidung ordnet ein oder grenzt ab. Ohne Worte verrät sie ihren Träger und seinen Stand in der Gesellschaft. Auch Schriftsteller nutzen Kleidung als zentrales Vehikel zur Definition ihrer Figuren und gesellschaftlich-sozialer Zusammenhänge. Das semantische Potenzial von Kleidung kann somit auch die... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Voltaire's Candideby James K Lowers; Francois Marie Arouet

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Candide explores the best known philosophic tale from Voltaire. The tale is a vehicle for his profoundest views on politics, religion, and philosophy. At the same time, it is an adventure tale... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristoby James L Roberts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on The Count of Monte Cristo takes you into a rollicking yarn of adventure, wit, and revenge. Following the story of a man imprisoned for 14 years who escapes by outsmarting his captors, this study guide shows through... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Rostand's Cyrano de Bergeracby LaRocque DuBose; Estelle DuBose

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.99

    This is the famous 19th-century play about a great swordsman and poet with the unseemly large nose. Although he is feared by opponents, he cannot court the woman of his dreams, except through anonymously sent poems, which makes for a romantic and adventurous tale. more...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 43.90

    Hauptbeschreibung Was verbindet Karl den Großen und Elisabeth I., Nero und Nebukadnezar, Julius Cäsar und Alexander? Dem Leser frühneuzeitlicher Texte begegnen sie nicht nur als literarische Figuren, sondern auch als Exempel in politischen und philosophischen Schriften. In Frankreich bringt das frühneuzeitliche Drama nicht nur eine Vielzahl unterschiedlichster... more...

  • What is Québécois Literature?by Rosemary Chapman

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The question ‘What is Québécois literature?’ may seem innocent and answerable, yet Rosemary Chapman's compelling study shows that to answer it is to chart the cultural history of French Canada, to put francophone writing in Canada in postcolonial context and to ask whether literary history, with its focus on the nation, is in... more...

  • The School of Warby Alexandre Najjar; Laurie Wilson

    Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74

    Alexandre Najjar was eight when Lebanon erupted into a bloody and brutal conflict; he was twenty-three when the guns at last fell silent. After seven years of voluntary exile spent trying to escape the nightmare of civil war, he is now back amongst his family and friends, and the past is quickly catching up with him. As he reacquaints himself with... more...

  • Heartlandby Lojo Simon

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    During World War II, the US government confined thousands of Japanese-, German- and Italian-Americans to isolated, fenced and guarded relocation centers known as internment camps. At the same time, it shipped foreign Prisoners of War captured overseas to the US for imprisonment. Heartland reflects on the intersection between these two historic events... more...

  • The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literaturesby K. Martial Frindéthié

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This work explores the limits and prospects of Afro-Caribbean Francophone writers in reshaping or producing action-oriented literature. It shows how Francophone literatures have followed a hegemonic discourse that leaves little room for thinking outside of traditional cultural and ideological conventions. Part One explores the origins of Afro-Caribbean... more...

  • White Inkby Helene Cixous; Susan Sellers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Helene Cixous is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential feminist writers and thinkers. "White Ink" brings together her most revealing interviews, available in English for the first time. Spanning over four decades and including a new interview with the editor Susan Sellers, this collection presents a brilliant, running commentary on... more...