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- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
Cultural phenomena taking place in Medieval Europe rarely attained the dimensions of the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat. This volume includes essays about different aspects of this phenomenon along with a previously unpublished Latin version. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the publication, it will appeal to German scholars, Romance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
Since Aristotle, genre has been one of the fundamental concepts of literary theory, and much of the world's literature and criticism has been shaped by ideas about the nature, function and value of literary genres. Modern developments in critical theory, however, prompted in part by the iconoclastic practices of modern writers and the emergence of... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00
What is an event? From a philosophical perspective, events are irregular occurrences?moments of change and interruption?categorized by human perception, language, and thought. While philosophers have pored over the subject of events extensively in recent years, The Event: Literature and Theory seeks to ground it: What is literature?s approach to... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Genre -- the articulation of "kind" -- is one of the oldest and most continuous subjects of theoretical and critical commentary. Yet from Romanticism to postmodernism, the concept of genre has been punched with so many holes that today it hardly seems graspable, let alone viable. By combining theory with dialectical literary histories of three significantly... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99
An interactive activity book that details the muckraking era Nellie Bly and Investigative Journalism for Kids brings to light the evolving world of American journalism, from the late 1800s to today. Focusing on the bold, audacious investigative reporter Nellie Bly, one of the most famous women in the world in her day, the book presents journalism... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94
In nearly twenty years at the top of the News of the World, Neville Thurlbeck – chief reporter, news editor and scoop-hunter extraordinaire – served up some of the most famous, memorable and astonishing headlines in the paper?s existence. They lit up the world of tabloid journalism and featured names such as David Beckham, Fred and Rose West, Jeffrey... more...