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  • The Best Fishing Stories Ever Toldby Nick Lyons; David Halberstam

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95

    The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise the trout, snap up that... more...

  • Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannungsbogen des Vergleichsby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 77.00

    Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...

  • Funny Epitaphsby Arthur Wentworth Eaton

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Giving up the ghost, cashing in your chips, kicking the bucket, meeting your maker -- however you prefer to think of death, it's something that will happen to all of us, so why not have a sense of humor about it? That's the attitude that the writers of the epitaphs featured in this uproarious collection seem to take. Author Arthur Wentworth... more...

  • The Ashes Quiz Bookby Hugh Larkin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    Are you a cricket fan? Do you eagerly await the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia? Are you an expert on all the facts and figures relating to the Ashes? If so, you are certain to want to have a go at answering the 250 challenging questions in The Ashes Quiz Book. In 1993, which England captain resigned after four Tests, when... more...

  • On Cringila Hillby Noel Beddoe

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The best new Australian crime novel since Peter Temple?s The Broken Shore When a teenage boy is killed in a drive-by shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business. After seasoned police detective... more...

  • The Shape of Contentby Chandler Davis; Marjorie Senechal; Jan Zwicky

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    This book is a collection of creative pieces?poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts?that give shape to mathematical and scientific content. This book portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences. Creative writing about the content of mathematics and science is rare, and creative writing... more...

  • The Literary Companion to Sexby Fiona Pitt-Kethley

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 9.99

    A tantalizing read, The Literary Companion to Sex leads you on a tour through the sexual pages of some of the most distinguished books ever written. The author has selected excerpts from a diverse group of book ? from the Bible, Rabelais and Defoe to Arabian Nights, Chinese Novels, Milton and Crabbe ? reflecting the sexual atmospheres of their eras.... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 61.51

    Der Drache ist eine beliebte Figur der Literatur ? von der Antike bis heute. Er ist aber anscheinend auch ein Stereotyp: Er verkörpert bis heute das Böse, das Chaotische, das lebensfeindliche Prinzip und sogar den Teufel. Diese Arbeit fragt, welche Rolle speziell der mittelalterlichen Literatur bei der Deutung des Drachen zukommt. Unter Berücksichtigung... more...

  • Perspektiven zum Sterbenby Daniel Schäfer; Christof Müller-Busch; Andreas Frewer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 30.54

    Wie wollen wir sterben? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt zahlreicher Diskurse und Publikationen: Was ist ein 'guter Tod' für den individuellen Patienten, was versteht unsere Gesellschaft darunter? Welche 'Sterbekultur' hat die Gegenwart? Autoren aus Medizin, Philosophie, Theologie, Psychologie, Soziologie, Geschichte, Ethik, Palliativmedizin, Hospizbewegung... more...

  • Halcyon Ghostsby Sam Sampson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Halcyon Ghosts presents 13 poems?13 shapes of knowing?from the cinematic reel ?The Kid,? splicing stills of the poet?s grandmother and Charlie Chaplin, to the re-verse soundings of ?Six Reels of Joy,? celebrating the birth of the poet?s daughter. The title poem displays a ghostly counterpoint of birds and words in flight; strikethrough poems are... more...