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  • Das Buch der Tafelfreudenby Curt Gutkind

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 26.48

    Essen ist ein bevorzugtes Thema der abendländischen Kultur und Religion. Das gemeinsame Mahl an üppig gedeckter Tafel huldigt den Göttern und festigt die Gemeinschaft. Die Literatur umkreist Essen und Trinken, Rausch und Genuss, Kochkunst und Gastfreundschaft in immer neuen Variationen. Theologen verdammen Trunksucht und Völlerei, Philosophen feiern... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 71.73

    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...

  • The Literature Workbookby Clara Calvo; Jean Jacques Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    A practical introductory textbook for literary studies, which can be used either for independent study or as part of a taught class. Lays the groundwork for further study of literature, introduces students to essential analytic and inte more...

  • Ruminations on Twentysomething Lifeby Aaron Karo

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 16.95

    IS THERE LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? In this sidesplitting follow-up to his smash hit, Ruminations on College Life, Aaron Karo takes readers on another outrageous journey -- this time through his early twenties. With hilarious anecdotes and irreverent observations, Karo captures the twentysomething experience like never before and answers the question,... more...

  • A Companion to European Romanticismby Michael Ferber

    Wiley 2008; US$ 224.95

    This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the whole of European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept across Europe in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders, such as orientalism,... more...

  • Teaching Poetry Writingby Tom Hunley

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 39.95

    Offers an alternative to the full-class workshop approach to poetry writing instruction. This work features the five-canon approach, where peer critique of student poems takes place online, freeing up class time for writing exercises and lessons based on the five canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. more...

  • Margins in the Classroomby Kostas Myrsiades; Linda S. Myrsiades

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00

    Brings together established scholars and emerging voices from diverse backgrounds to show how politics and theory can and do affect the most pressing problems confronting the contemporary teacher of literature. The essays in this volume go beyond questioning and examining existing practices to suggest fresh approaches to teaching the expanding literary... more...

  • Uses of Literatureby Rita Felski

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary... more...

  • Bartlett's Book of Love Quotationsby John Bartlett

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    From its first appearance in 1855 to its recently published sixteenth edition, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has set the standard for books of quotations. Now, for the first time, more than 900 of the most endearing, expressive, and impassioned sayings about love--romantic, passionate, matrimonial, familial, patriotic, spiritual--have been carefully... more...

  • Great Thoughts, Revised and Updatedby George Seldes

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    Upon its publication, George Seldes's The Great Thoughts instantly took its place as a classic--a treasure house of the seminal ideas that have shaped the intellectual history of the world down through the ages.  Seldes, a pivotal figure in the history of American journalism and a tireless researcher, spent the better part of his extraordinary lifetime... more...