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  • 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$ 61.63

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

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    Life and Background of the Poet. Introduction to the Poem. Critical Commentaries. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index. 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

    PRAISE FOR FIVE MORAL PIECES "In his fiction and nonfiction alike, Eco is an urbane, genial writer who brings calmness and clarity to every subject he treats."-- Los Angeles Times "Cogently argued and periodically sparkles with the kind of wit and insight that readers have come to expect from one of Italy's brightest minds."-- Library Journal... more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    Introduction The title of this collection should really have been the subtitle, Occasional Writings . It was only my publisher?s proper concern?that such a pompously modest title might not attract the reader?s attention, whereas the title of the first essay may arouse curiosity?that determined the final choice.    What are occasional writings... more...

  • Dante Alighieri und sein Werk in Literatur, Musik und Kunst bis zur Postmoderneby Klaus Ley

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 52.56

    Der vorliegende Band versammelt Beiträge zur kunstarten- und gattungsübergreifenden Rezeption der "Divina Commedia". Dass Dantes Werk bis in die Gegenwart hinein eine besondere Anziehungskraft ausübt, belegen zahlreiche Bearbeitungen für die Bühne. Doch auch im Bereich des Comics und der Buchillustration zeigt sich - wie aktuelle Beispiele verdeutlichen... more...