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  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • The Star By My Headby Malena Mörling; Jonas Ellerström

    Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 20.00

    From Edith Södergran to Gunnar Ekelöf to Nobel Prize-winning Tomas Tranströmer, Sweden has long been home to a rich and luminous poetic tradition, notable for refreshing openness, striking honesty, and a rare transcendence that seems to spring forth from a keen attention to the natural world. Comprising poems that span the beginnings of Modernism... more...

  • Miss Julieby August Strindberg

    Ivan R. Dee 1996; US$ 8.99

    The mortal conflict of the sexes, traced here by Strindberg in the clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Politische Schlagwörter im postkommunistischen Albanien (1990-2001)by Ema Kristo

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.35

    Besonders in schwierigen gesellschaftlich-politischen Situationen ist die Sprache eines der wichtigsten Mittel zur Durchsetzung von Zielen, und so führt das Bedürfnis der Politik, Interessenkonflikte mit publizistischen Mitteln in der medialen Öffentlichkeit auszutragen, oft zur Verwendung von Feind-, Stigma- und Schlagwörtern. Bezeichnend für den... more...

  • Lars Wivalliusby Astrid Peters

    Traugott Bautz 2009; US$ 16.09

    Das Buch zeichnet zunächst möglichst genau die außergewöhnliche Biographie des im Jahr 1605 in Schweden geborenen Dichters und Abenteurers Lars Wivallius nach. Bereits zu Lebzeiten war dieser sowohl für sein dichterisches Können als auch sein abenteuerliches Leben berühmt und berüchtigt. So zog er während des 30jährigen Krieges unter falschem Namen... more...

  • Re-mapping Lagerlöfby Helena Forsås-Scott; Lisbeth Stenberg; Bjarne Thorup Thomsen

    Nordic Academic Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    This innovative volume presents, for the first time ever, cutting-edge research about the Swedish Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf (1858?1940) in one comprehensive resource. Written by scholars from a range of countries, it highlights the interdisciplinarity of current Lagerlöf research and the latest trends in it, frequently cutting across genres,... more...

  • Colloquial Albanianby Linda Mëniku; Héctor Campos

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Colloquial Albanian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Albanian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

  • Dostoevsky's Notes from Undergroundby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1970; US$ 5.99

    "I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature.... more...

  • Turgenev's Fathers and Sonsby Denis M. Calandra

    Wiley 1966; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.<p><i>CliffsNotes on Fathers and Sons</i> explores the social pressures and conflicts of mid-nineteenth-century <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Russia</st1:place></st1:country-region>.... more...