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  • The Ballad of the White Horseby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 1.99

    British writer G.K. Chesterton was an irrepressible jack-of-all-trades when it came to literature, producing popular works in virtually every genre. The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem detailing the triumphs and travails of Saxon King Alfred the Great. It is said that Chesterton spent more time on this poem than any other work, and some critics... more...

  • Biographia Literariaby Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition.... more...

  • Hereticsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy. more...

  • Die Germanophilenby Lucian Boia; Larisa Schippel; Julia Richter

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 64.89

    In der rumänischen Geschichtsschreibung hält sich bis heute ein Mythos: Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges hätten die Rumänen ? bis auf wenige Ausnahmen unter den Politikern ? einhellig das ?nationale Ideal? vertreten; man sei in den Krieg gegen Österreich-Ungarn eingetreten, um sich mit Transsilvanien vereinigen zu können. Die Presse und andere Dokumente... more...

  • Die Reise ans Ende der Weltby Karl S. Guthke

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 141.23

    Von Grenzen geht ein Reiz aus: was liegt daru¨ber hinaus? Wie aber, wenn es sich um die Erfahrung der "letzten Grenze" handelt? Eine Herausforderung an den Menschen, zu erfahren, wer er ist? Die Überraschung, daß das "Ende der Welt" vielleicht ihre Mitte ist? Eine definierende Erfahrung allemal. Oder hat Durs Gru¨nbein recht: es gäbe "keine fernen... more...

  • Art of Darknessby Anne Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse?including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto , Shelley's Frankenstein , Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment ?Anne... more...

  • Augustus Caesar in Augustan Englandby Howard D. Weinbrot

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Howard D. Weinbrot challenges the view that the period 1660-1800 is correctly regarded as the "Augustan" age of English literature, a time in which classical Augustan ideals provided a main source of inspiration. Scholars have held that British writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century considered Augustus Caesar to be the model of the wise... more...

  • Authorship, Commerce and the Publicby Dr E. J. Clery; Dr Caroline Franklin; Dr Peter Garside

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 134.00

    These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection... more...

  • The Body in Swift and Defoeby Carol Houlihan Flynn

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    Carol Flynn's challenging approach reviews the cost of being human, the 'expense' of material as opposed to spiritual life in eighteenth-century society, as it is revealed in its literature. more...

  • Coleridge, Schiller and Aesthetic Educationby Dr Michael John Kooy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 144.00

    This is the first book of its kind to consider at length Coleridge's relationship to his near contemporary, Friedrich Schiller. Contrary to received opinion, the author shows that Schiller's notion of 'aesthetic education' was indeed valuable to Coleridge at an early stage in his career and that it helped to shape much of his work - from his theory... more...