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  • The Modernist Worldby Allana Lindgren; Stephen Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 214.00

    The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the... more...

  • Imagined Human Beingsby Bernard Jay Paris

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    One of literature's greatest gifts is its portrayal of realistically drawn characters--human beings in whom we can recognize motivations and emotions. In Imagined Human Beings , Bernard J. Paris explores the inner conflicts of some of literature's most famous characters, using Karen Horney's psychoanalytic theories to understand the behavior of these... more...

  • Self-Analysis in Literary Studyby Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 85.00

    What makes one reader look for issues of social conformity in Kafka's Metamorphosis while another concentrates on the relationship between Gregor Samsa and his father? Self-Analysis in Literary Study investigates how the psychoanalytic self-analysis enables readers to gain a deeper understanding of literature as well as themselves. In the... more...

  • Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypesby Pierre Brunel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures,... more...

  • The Venice Mythby David Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot. more...

  • Zeiten erzählenby Antonius Weixler; Lukas Werner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Dass Zeit und Erzählen untrennbar miteinander verschränkt sind, gehört zu den immer wieder beschworenen Topoi der Erzähltheorie: Ohne Zeit gibt es kein Erzählen und ohne Erzählen keine Zeit. Die erzählte Geschichte vollzieht sich in der Zeit; der Akt des Erzählens hat einen Zeitpunkt, an dem er stattfindet; und der Erzählakt sowie der... more...

  • On the Origin of Superheroesby Chris Gavaler

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman’s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn’t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman’s creators were born, the superhero’s most defining elements—secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...

  • Zwischen Präsenz und Repräsentationby Bent Gebert; Uwe Mayer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically... more...

  • A Mighty Heartby Mariane Pearl; Sarah Crichton

    Scribner 2007; US$ 18.99

    For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by... more...

  • Transcultural Experimentsby Ellen E. Berry; Mikhail N. Epstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 125.00

    Contemporary processes of globalization have had a profound impact on cultural production and dissemination both intra- and cross-culturally. The dissemination of cultures on a global scale has led to multiple and complex effects, among them the formation of radical new modes of cultural interaction, transcultural flows, and hybridized knowledges,... more...