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  • Cardboard Oceanby Mike McCardell

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 32.95

    Bestselling author and TV personality Mike McCardell, known for his humorous and touching portraits of ordinary BC lives, turns a new page and crafts a bittersweet memoir of his own hardscrabble childhood in New York City. Written with all the warmth and ironic humour his fans have come to know and love, Cardboard Ocean is an affectionate evocation... more...

  • Literatur und Theorie seit der Postmoderneby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Klaus Birnstiel; Erik Schilling

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2012; US$ 46.51

    <P>Seit der Postmoderne wird die Grenze von Literatur und (Literatur-)Theorie aus beiden Richtungen überschritten. Ehedem kategorial Getrenntes begegnet einander in einer Vielzahl überraschender, mit den herkömmlichen Mitteln der Literaturwissenschaft kaum einzuholender Konstellationen: Theorie wird zu Literatur, Literatur zu Theorie.</P> <P>Der... more...

  • Wege und Irrwege der mittelalterlichen Textausgabenby Evelyn Scherabon Firchow

    S. Hirzel Verlag 2014; US$ 56.97

    Die elektronische Erschließung mittelalterlicher Texte hat in den letzten Jahren das Interesse und die Fragen der Wissenschaft an Texteditionen wesentlich beeinflusst. Zahlreiche diplomatische Ausgaben sind in letzter Zeit als direkte Folge dieses Anstoßes erschienen. Gleichzeitig flammte in der Forschung eine neue Diskussion über Erkenntnismethoden... more...

  • Alternatives to Freedomby William L. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This authoritative text concerns itself with freedom and `alternatives to freedom', based on original survey research of public attitudes to civil and political rights. It combines and connects explicit and implicit arguments for freedom, with the judgements of public opinion on two levels the general public and politicians encouraging the reader to... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.32

    On 20 September 1940, Paul Rosenberg disembarked in New York, just one of hundreds of tired Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his celebrated Paris gallery, Paul had managed to save his family; his paintings weren't all so fortunate. Some - the Picassos at MoMA's first retrospective - were already safely abroad. But dozens of works... more...

  • An Aviary of Small Birdsby Karen McCarthy Woolf

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labour, the baby?s heart gives out. However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an emotional rather than a chronological arc.... more...

  • The Republic of the Husbandby Lucy Tunstall

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Lucy Tunstall?s striking début collection features a cast of characters ranging from Paul Muldoon and Marianne Moore to Aunt Jane, who fell in love ?in 1956, or thereabouts,? and Cousin Gillian, who keeps the family?s long-case clock in her caravan. Using a variety of registers and forms, including dramatic monologue, lyric, collage, and found text,... more...

  • The Beginnings of Medieval Romanceby D. H. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00

    Explores the emergence of the romance in the twelfth century. more...

  • The Character of Criticismby Geoffrey Galt Harpham

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Why are some critical texts more compelling, memorable, or engaging than others? Can criticism be judged as a discourse of description, explanation, and analysis alone, or do our evaluations reflect other kinds of investments in it? In this book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that the most powerful and effective criticism demands to be read as an expression... more...

  • Closed Encountersby Jeffrey Wallen

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 66.00

    In a provocative and fair-minded look at current critical practices and the future of the academy, Jeffrey Wallen draws a disturbing picture of public intellectuals in search of a public and cultural critics unable to enter a dialogue with others. Taking up several of the most influential critics of recent years?Edward Said, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,... more...