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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Irmgard Keun ? Zeit und Zitatby Beate Kennedy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The writings of Irmgard Keun (1905?1982) reflect satirically on their times: the Weimar Republic, the Nazi dictatorship, exile, and the postwar period. This study, which is the first exploration of Keun?s oeuvre as a whole, engages in close narratological analysis, relates the texts to each other, and includes previously unpublished material. It sets... more...

  • Literarische Säkularisierung im Mittelalterby Susanne Köbele; Bruno Quast

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This work explores how phenomena of secularization were expressed in the literature dating from the 11th to the 15th century. Exemplary analyses show how the concepts of the aesthetic and the religious in these texts overlapped and at the same time began to diverge from one another. Literary texts from a variety of genres will be studied for the strategies... more...

  • Carmina anacreontea 1-34by Alexia Zotou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This study includes new translations and interpretations of the first 34 poems in the Anacreontic corpus. The aim of the study is to outline a representative image of the poetry of the Imperial period by taking into consideration how older as well as more contemporary literary genres influenced their construction. more...

  • John Gower in England and Iberiaby Ana Sáez-Hidalgo; R.F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...

  • Montale and the Occasions of Poetryby Claire de C.L. Huffman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    The six overlapping studies that make up this book on the poetry of Eugenio Montale analyze a large number of individual poems and, with Le occasioni (1939) as a point of reference, show how they shape and are shaped by changes and continuities that extend from the earliest poems of Ossi di seppia (1925) to the notoriously difficult poems in his culminating... more...

  • Eugenio Montale's Poetryby Galuco Cambon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Glauco Cambon draws on twenty-five years of commitment to Montale s poetry and prose for this extended critical analysis. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Five Frames for the "Decameron"by Joy Hambuechen Potter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Using a fourfold approach derived from symbolic anthropology, sociology, semiotics, and philology, Joy Hambuechen Potter focuses on the cornice, or frame tale, of the Decameron, its purpose, and its relationship to the stories. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...