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  • The Complete Poemsby Gaspara Stampa; Troy Tower; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus; Jane Tylus

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) is one of the finest female poets ever to write in Italian. Although she was lauded for her singing during her lifetime, her success and critical reputation as a poet emerged only after her verse was republished in the early eighteenth century. Her poetry runs the gamut of human emotion, ranging from ecstasy over a consummated... more...

  • A Donkey's Taleby Stefano Gorla; Angela Marchetti

    Pauline Books and Media 2013; US$ 9.95

    In this awe-inspiring tale, the life of Jesus is imaginatively retold by an improbable witness: a donkey! Sensitively expressed and colorfully illustrated, A Donkey?s Tale encourages children ages 6?8 to also be witnesses to the faith. more...

  • Das Bild der Liebe im Werk des Dichters Gamil ibn Ma'marby Martin Jagonak

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Die Dichter vom Stamm der ?Udriten, seit je berühmt für ihre starke Empfindsamkeit, beschreiben die Tiefe ihres Liebesschmerzes oft mit Bildern, die dem Motivkreis des Todes entlehnt sind. Daher unterstellten ihnen schon die arabischen Literaturtheoretiker des Mittelalters bewusste Abkehr von der Geliebten und gewollten Verzicht auf diesseitige Erfüllung... more...

  • Orlando Furiosoby Lodovico Ariosto; William Stewart Rose

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando... more...

  • Italian Literatureby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey consider Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today. Examining themes such as regional identities, political disunity, and the role of the national language,... more...

  • Petrarca-Hermeneutikby Catharina Busjan

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Petrarch?s Rimes  are frequently edited and commented upon. 16th-century commentators do not only provide explanations of words, verses, or sections, but also present their own observations as well as related texts, e.g., Petrarch?s Canzoniere . Graphology and editorial guidelines are combined with exegetic and interpretative processes,... more...

  • How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essaysby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995; US$ 15.00

    In these ?impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent? essays (Atlantic Monthly), ?the Andy Rooney of academia? (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book more...

  • Five Moral Piecesby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 12.95

    Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is... more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    A  collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author. more...

  • CliffsNotes on Dante's Divine Comedy-I Infernoby Nikki Moustaki; James L. Roberts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Divine Comedy: Inferno takes you deep inside Dante's vision of Hell, the first... more...