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  • War and Peaceby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...

  • River of Inkby Thomas Christensen

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 35.00

    Thomas Christensen?s previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it “a stunning overview of the nascent modern world.? By contrast his new gorgeously illustrated River of Ink ranges widely across time and cultures and offers what amounts to a magisterial... more...

  • Schreib-Riten (shorei) Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der japanischen Briefetiketteby Markus Rüttermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 187.37

    Brieflehren finden sich in vielen schriftkundigen Gesellschaften. Die japanische Überlieferung mit ihren ?Schreib-Riten? (shorei) aus zwölf Jahrhunderten spendet dazu einen besonders reichhaltigen Beitrag. Markus Rüttermann legt mit seinem dreibändigen Grundlagenwerk nun erstmals eine Darstellung der Geschichte der japanischen Briefetikette und ihrer... more...

  • News Junkieby Jason Leopold

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    An investigative reporter for Al Jazeera America who covers Guantanamo, counterterrorism, national security, human rights, open government, and civil liberties issues, Jason Leopold has been called a "FOIA Terrorist" by federal employees for his aggressive use of the Freedom of Information Act. He lives in Los Angeles. more...

  • Reading Joyceby David Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    `Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...

  • A Preface to James Joyceby Sydney Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake . The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , and the third section... more...

  • Live dabeiby Michael Schröder; Axel Schwanebeck

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 20.06

    Das Internet und die digitalen Medien haben den Journalismus verändert. Mit kleinen mobilen Geräten können Berichte, Filme und Fotos in Echtzeit rund um den Globus verschickt werden. Soziale Netzwerke und Blogs haben die Monopolstellung der Korrespondenten und Agenturen aufgeweicht. Für Journalisten bedeutet die immer schneller wachsende Flut von... more...

  • Anatomy of a Robotby Despina Kakoudaki

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Why do we find artificial people fascinating? Drawing from a rich fictional and cinematic tradition, Anatomy of a Robot explores the political and textual implications of our perennial projections of humanity onto figures such as robots, androids, cyborgs, and automata. In an engaging, sophisticated, and accessible presentation, Despina Kakoudaki... more...

  • Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mindby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    At a time when psychoanalysis is attacked by biologists, psychologists and literary critics alike, this book offers a radical defence. Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mind gives a clear introduction to the theories of Freud and Jung, the strange linguistic rewriting of Freud by Jacques Lacan. It explores the extraordinary variety... more...

  • Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Cultureby Monica Germana; Aris Mousoutzanis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world?s globalised space, the traumatic burden of history, and the mutual relationship... more...