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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Geschwindigkeitby Saint-Pol-Roux; Joachim Schultz; Aurel Schmidt

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2014; US$ 9.53

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  • 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...

  • Imaginaires métissés en littérature pour la jeunesseby Noëlle Sorin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 18.00

    Le collectif proposé par Noëlle Sorin aborde la problématique du métissage en deux volets, l'un consacré au métissage culturel sous divers aspects, l'autre à l'expression d'une pensée métisse dans l'ouvre de plusieurs auteurs. Les enseignants trouveront en ces pages des suggestions d'ouvres... more...

  • 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...

  • Les lieux d'oubli de la Francophonieby Danielle Dumontet; Véronique Porra; Kerstin Kloster; Thorsten Schüller

    Georg Olms Verlag 2015; US$ 23.85

    Les contributions rassemblées dans ce volume sont issues d'un colloque international qui s'est tenu en décembre 2008 au Département d'Études romanes de l'Université Gutenberg de Mayence (Allemagne). Il s'agissait alors, pour les participants, de s'interroger sur la validité des concepts de mémoire et d'oubli ainsi que sur les rapports complexes qu'ils... more...

  • Letters on Englandby Voltaire

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America , Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider, giving its culture, society and governing institutions a favorable comparison to their French counterparts. more...

  • Mobility of Lightby Nicole Brossard; Louise H. Forsyth

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    “On strands of light I am hanging poetry like garlands.” These first words of poetry from Nicole Brossard anticipate the vast body of work she has published in the last four decades. The poems in Mobility of Light were chosen by Louise H. Forsyth to elicit a sense of these whirling garlands and convey the intense energy—physical,... 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...