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  • Fiction Sets You Freeby Russell A. Berman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...

  • Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummiesby George Green; Lizzy E. Kremer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.80

    Learn to: Craft a winning manuscript Troubleshoot and edit your work Prepare your manuscript for publication Find a good agent to represent you Negotiate the best possible deal Turn your aspiration into reality with this completely updated guide If you’ve always wanted to write that great novel, but never knew where to start, look... 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... more...

  • Authentisches Erzählenby Antonius Weixler

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    A central feature of the newer forms of authenticity is that they replace the truth of what is presented with the truthfulness of the presentation. While academic discussion of authenticity has focused mainly on the aesthetic aspects, this volume focuses on the narrative dimension of the phenomenon. The authors thereby reveal a conceptual... more...

  • Perspektivische Interaktion im Romanby Marcus Hartner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    How do we internalize literary characters and their fictional consciousness when we are reading? How does multi-perspectivity function? Drawing on modern cognitive research, this study addresses how the perspectives of different characters interact, and demonstrates that this interaction plays a critical role in our understanding and interpretation... more...

  • Handbuch Erzählliteraturby Matías Martínez

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 67.39

    Alle Aspekte der Erzählliteratur. Das komparatistisch ausgerichtete Handbuch bezieht sich auf alle großen europäischen Literaturen. Es vermittelt einen Zugang zu den Untergattungen und Darstellungsverfahren der abendländischen Erzählliteratur und präsentiert den aktuellen Stand der internationalen Forschung. Die Hauptströmungen der modernen Erzähltheorie... more...

  • Die Künste als Metaphernby Johannes Bilstein

    ATHENA-Verlag 2011; US$ 18.30

    Im Weltgespräch der Menschen über sich selbst fungieren die Künste als wichtige und höchst leistungsfähige Metaphern. Wenn von ihnen die Rede ist, dann geht es seit der europäischen Antike immer auch um die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen menschlichen Handelns, Wahrnehmens und Gestaltens. Die Künste liefern in diesem Diskurs mehr als nur einzelne Beispiele... more...

  • Horror and the Holyby Kirk Schneider

    Open Court 2013; US$ 21.95

    Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula , Frankenstein , The Phantom of the Opera , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Invisible Man , The Incredible Shrinking Man , Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Birds , Forbidden Planet , Vertigo , and Alien . He finds that a spiritual understanding... more...

  • Stadt - Mord - Ordnungby Matteo Colombi

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.42

    Auch für den Krimi gilt: Der Westen Europas kennt den Osten selten gut - dennoch ist er von ihm fasziniert. Neben westlichen Krimis werden immer mehr Geschichten aus dem Osten gelesen, die 'dort' oder 'hier' geschrieben werden. Breslau, Budapest, Kiew, Moskau, Prag, Triest und Zagreb werden zu Krimi-Schauplätzen. Für jede dieser Städte wird eine spezifische... more...

  • Woman On Topby Loretta Chen

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 16.99

    A daring biography by one of Singapore’s most prominent entertainment personalities, Dr Loretta Chen, as she shares her heartbreaks and valuable life lessons. Laugh and cry together with her as she recounts her colourful life, from growing up with a famous sibling (MediaCorp actor Edmund Chen), being open about being a lesbian in staid Singapore... more...