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  • Die Zeit schreibenby Alexander Honold

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 19.99

    Über Zeitsinn und Rhythmen der Literatur Herbstmesse und Osterfest, Weihnachtstage, Mittsommernacht und etliche andere Zeitmarken bilden das Gerüst einer Kalenderordnung, die unserer säkularen Gegenwart als letzte ernsthafte Form der Frömmigkeit verblieben ist. Die alten Römer handelten (so Karl Philipp Moritz, frei nach Ovid) religiös richtig, indem... more...

  • The Complete Poems of Michelangeloby Michelangelo; John Frederick Nims

    University of Chicago Press 2000; US$ 17.50

    There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo's verse, from the artist's ardent twenties... 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...

  • Dante's Infernoby Philip Terry

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following his irreverent, inspired Oulipean reworking of Shakespeare?s sonnets, in his new book Philip Terry takes on Dante?s Inferno , shifting the action from the 12th to the 20th and 21st centuries, and relocating it to the modern ?walled city? of the University of Essex. Dante?s Phlegethon becomes the river Colne; his popes are replaced by vice-chancellors... more...

  • English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeareby Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short... 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...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 52.56

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...