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  • Erotic Encyclopediaby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political correctness and the aggressive one-eyed morality. This book disregards conventional thinking and presents 800 reproductions that illustrate erotic... more...

  • Advanced Reportingby Miles Maguire

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Genreby John Frow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    This second edition of John Frow?s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the... more...

  • War and Peaceby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...

  • Einfache Formenby André Jolles

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 35.00

    Even 50 years after the publication of the first edition, the basic concept of this book is still valid namely to establish the determining contours of fundamental narrative forms, which the author understands as morphological archetypes ? in the Goethean sense. With mainly anonymous authors, they occupy an intermediate position between ?popular? and... more...

  • Nonno sprichtby Patric Marino

    Lokwort Buchverlag 2012; US$ 11.99

    Unter dem Licht der süditalienischen Sonne verbringt der 22-jährige Autor ein paar Sommerwochen bei seinen Nonni. Gemeinsame Marktgänge, Ausfahrten mit dem Panda, Verwandtenbesuche und spontane Gespräche berichten von einem ungewohnt einfachen, bildstarken Alltag. Ein Fest der kleinen poetischen Erlebnisse, die Seite für Seite einen feinen Glanz hinterlassen. more...

  • The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monstersby Ted Morrissey

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 129.95

    This book opens new lines of inquiry into the Old English poem. One such inquiry is trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience. Indicators of a "trauma text" are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly,... more...

  • World Literature in Theoryby David Damrosch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions... more...

  • Genreby Heather Dubrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    This study, first published in 1982, explores and demonstrates the ways in which an awareness of literary genre can illuminate works as diverse as Milton?s ?Lycidas? and Berryman?s Sonnets . The first book to offer a historical survey of genre theory, it traces the history from the Greek rhetoricians to such contemporary figures as Frye and Todorov.... more...