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  • Literature Through the Eyes of Faithby Susan V. Gallagher; Roger Lundin

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    This comprehensive study, cosponsored by the Christian College Coalition, addresses questions faced by students in introductory literature courses. It examines literature as a form of human action and argues that the reading and writing of literary works provide vital ways for men and women to act as responsible agents in God's world. Building upon... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon literarischer Symboleby Günter Butzer; Joachim Jacob

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2012; US$ 45.30

    Jetzt mit 44 neuen Symbolen. ?Sieben?, ?Esel? oder ?Zwerg? ? nur drei Wörter? Oft steckt hinter den Zahlen, Farben oder Pflanzen, Tieren, Orten oder Dingen ein weiterer Sinn. In über 450 Artikeln erläutert das Lexikon die wichtigsten literarischen Symbole und deren Bedeutungen ? von der griechisch-römischen bis hin zur Gegenwartsliteratur. Mit vielen... more...

  • How Hystericalby Erin Runions

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00

    How Hysterical reads scenes from the films Light It Up , Three Kings , Remember the Titans , Paris is Burning , Boys Don't Cry , and Magnolia alongside biblical texts from Numbers , Exodus , Isaiah , Micah , Ezekiel and Revelation . An innovation in studies on Bible and film, How Hysterical is less centred on direct citation of the... more...

  • Genre (Routledge Revivals)by Heather Dubrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Merlin and Legendary Romanceby Carol Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place of fantasy, moving on to consider the attitudes towards... more...

  • Reading Joyceby David Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    `Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...

  • A Preface to James Joyceby Sydney Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake . The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , and the third section... 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...

  • Genreby John Frow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    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 world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: ... more...