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  • Medieval Arthurian Epic and Romanceby William W. Kibler; R. Barton Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman's Brut and Wace's Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth's History... more...

  • Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizinby Bettina von Jagow; Florian Steger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 39.41

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vierte Band des 'Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin' vereint in gewohnter Weise (I.) Originalarbeiten, (II.) Essays, (III.) Quellen und (IV.) Rezensionen. Die diesjährigen Originalbeiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache fokussieren auf die beiden Autoren Thomas Mann und August Strindberg und thematisch auf den "Irrsinn" in... more...

  • Anthology of Black Humourby André Breton; Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Polizotti

    Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11

    This is Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the... more...

  • Literary Educationby James Gribble

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 38.00

    This book is an attempt to offer a justification for the teaching of literature in schools and universities, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of literary education. The issues which Dr Gribble discusses could all be bracketed under the general heading of the relationship between literature and life. The book is written for those... more...

  • Fremde Weltenby Hans-Harald Müller; Lars Schmeink

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously. But since the 1990s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches and... more...

  • Torn Apartby Tim Miles

    John Blake 2009; US$ 4.99

    Torn Apart takes an in-depth look at 14 gruesome murder cases and examines how "victim impact statements" used in court finally give a voice to the suffering of those dealing with the death of a partner, child, or loved one. The cases discussed include lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce, who was murdered for Ł20, a cell phone, and his oyster card; Caroline... more...

  • Literatura y comunicaciónby Varios Autores

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 12.74

    La Literatura, con mayúsculas, no es un concepto solitario y único, no vive aislada del mundo, sino que está en contacto continuo con la sociedad y el resto de ámbitos de la cultura. Es más, debemos entenderla en el amplio horizonte de la comunicación social. Instigados por esta idea, el grupo de autores que conforman este volumen, profundiza, siguiendo... more...

  • Cowboys and Aliensby Universal Pictures

    Insight Editions LLC 2012; US$ 9.95

    Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in a film that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers-Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-he brings an all-new action thriller that... more...

  • The Burning Crownby J. Fitzgerald McCurdy

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    The second popular title in the word-of-mouth kids? lit phenom known as The Serpent?s Egg Trilogy, The Burning Crown is another fast-paced fantasy adventure tale. The Elven Crown has fallen into the hands of the Demon?s crazed minions, who control the only known portal into a magical land. Now, a group of Ottawa kids must regain the Crown before... more...

  • In Vino Veritasby Nicholas O. Warner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. The book centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; the tavern; and the spiritual dimension of... more...