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  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • Writing Great Books for Young Adultsby Regina L. Brooks

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary... more...

  • Dialogische Ordnungby Mathias Palm

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 35.08

    Am Beispiel ausgewählter Trostschriften des brandenburg-preußischen Oberzeremonienmeisters Johann von Besser widmet sich Mathias Palms Studie der paradigmatischen Ausprägung des Dialogischen in der Literatur der Frühen Neuzeit. Ausgehend von einem Modell des generellen Zusammenhangs zwischen Norm und Abweichung, orientiert sich das dialogische Paradigma... more...

  • Mythen der Vergangenheitby Ortwin Pelc

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 42.23

    Eine Vielzahl von historischen Ereignissen und Entwicklungen wurde im Lauf der Zeit verfälscht, verklärt und für aktuelle, nicht zuletzt politische Interessen genutzt. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes prüfen und entschlüsseln solche Geschichtsmythen anhand der überlieferten schriftlichen, archäologischen und kunsthistorischen Quellen und versuchen, die Genese... more...

  • Einführung in die Roman-Analyseby Jost Schneider; Klaus-Michael Bogdal; Gunter E. Grimm

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 15.83

    Der Band macht den Leser in verständlicher Sprache Schritt für Schritt mit allen wichtigen Begriffen und Methoden der Roman-Analyse vertraut. Auf einen Abriss der Gattungsgeschichte und eine Einführung in Poetik und Ästhetik des Romans folgt die stets anwendungsorientierte Vorstellung des analytischen Instrumentariums. Vor allem Figurenanalyse, Handlungsanalyse,... more...

  • Henkersfestby Stefanie Wider-Groth

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 11.60

    »Er ist und bleibt ein blöder Hund«, denkt Emmy Steisshofer über Bernd, der sie auf dem Stuttgarter Henkersfest sitzen lässt. Was Emmy nicht weiß: Ihr Bruder kann gar nicht erscheinen und wird sich für sein Fernbleiben auch nie mehr entschuldigen. Ein Fall für Kriminalhauptkommissar Reiner Emmerich und sein Team, dessen Spuren auf den ersten Blick... more...

  • Novelists and Novelsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    From Daniel Defoe to Philip Roth, from Charles Dickens to Amy Tan, Novelists and Novels contains esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom's writings on the greatest novels and novelists in the Western tradition. Bloom's brilliant insights and lively discourse serve not only to illuminate, but also to inspire readers to turn again to our finest works of... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structureby James Scott Bell

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99

    Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure , you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers... more...

  • Strange Voices in Narrative Fictionby Per Krogh Hansen; Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Rolf Reitan

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 119.00

    How does narratology relate to narrative strangeness? This question is urgent for narratologists who share a marked skepticism towards the idea of using ?natural? narratives as some kind of genetic model for understanding and interpreting all kinds of narratives, and for whom the distinction of fiction is important. This anthology presents a collection... more...

  • Pragmatics and Fictionby Jon-K. Adams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 98.00

    Pragmatics and Fiction explores the basic pragmatic differences between fictional and nonfictional discourse. These differences derive mainly from the creation of a fictional figure who narrates the text and who, in turn, addresses his narrative to a fictional audience. Since these figures become the language users of the fictional text and, therefore,... more...