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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16
Franz Anton Mesmer's concept of animal magnetism exercised a profound influence on key European and American thinkers. Mesmer, who saw in his discovery the secret of health, had hoped to recover the harmony between man and nature by harnessing the power of magnetic fluids. In calling attention to the existence of a second self that surfaces in the... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99
This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon?s Voice , Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country?s exotic exterior. As a consultant... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
Die Kommunikationsthematik wird hier erstmals auf einer ungewöhnlich breiten Quellengrundlage über einen Zeitraum von drei Jahrhunderten erforscht und frauenfokussiert entfaltet. Das Quellenkorpus ist geprägt von Texten der sogenannten verhaltensmodellierenden Gebrauchsliteratur. Die im Zentrum der thesenreichen Studie stehenden sprachlich... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00
This handbook examines the relationship between literature and space, taking into account particularly literary presentations of spatiality. It systematically applies theoretical models for analyzing and questioning paradigmatic texts. In this way, the handbook offers the first comprehensive presentation of this field of study. more...
- NYU Press 1997; US$ 22.95
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...
- NYU Press 1994; US$ 60.00
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00
Time and narrative are inseparably connected: there can be no narrative without time, and no time without narrative. Beyond this systemic relationship, which has been a favorite concern of narrative theory, the interplay of time and narrative evokes a broad range of aesthetic phenomena. This volume examines the multiplicity of time from... more...
- 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...
- 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...