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  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eaterby Thomas De Quincey

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement.... more...

  • George Eliotby Mathilde Blind

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Mary Ann Evans, the British writer who worked under the male pen name George Eliot, was a fascinating literary figure and one of the most influential novelists of the Victorian period. This biography from Mathilde Blind delves into Eliot's life and work, presenting a compelling, well-rounded account. more...

  • The Hunting of the Snarkby Lewis Carroll

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The nonsensical poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) was written by Lewis Carroll in 1874 and published in 1876. Describing "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature", the work borrows in-part from Carroll's Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass . more...

  • Phantasmagoriaby Lewis Carroll

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Today, Lewis Carroll is best remembered as a writer of juvenile fiction responsible for such timeless works as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. However, Carroll was also a poet who wove dark visions and supernatural themes into his substantial body of work. Much of the verse collected in Phantasmagoria and Other Poems... more...

  • On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Artsby Thomas de Quincey

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Take a look at the entertainment landscape today -- the most popular books, movies, and television shows all revolve around murder and its dissection by brilliant investigators. Renowned British essayist Thomas de Quincey stumbled on this truth early in the nineteenth century, prompting him to pen the satirical piece "On Murder Considered as One... more...

  • Entwürfe des Glücks und des guten Lebens in englischen Romanen vom 18. zum 20. Jahrhundertby Katrin Röder

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 40.08

    Die Monografie analysiert literarische Darstellungen von Glück und dem guten Leben aus den Perspektiven der Ethik und Hermeneutik der Existenz. Untersucht werden die Verhandlung unterschiedlicher Diskurse und Konzeptionen von Glück und dem guten Leben (v.a. des utilitaristischen Glücksstrebens, der Selbstsorge und der Eudämonie, aber auch religiöser,... more...

  • Herr Roxinger singtby Dr. Stephen Wirth

    tredition 2014; US$ 8.28

    Launige Betrachtungen rund um Hund und Halter, erhellende Schwenks über Gott und die Welt. Heiter verspielt, ernsthaft sinnierend, frisch zupackend, lustig kommentierend, von profunder Kenntnis des Menschlich- Allzumenschlichen, ironisch selbstironisch, mit herzhaftem Biss in alltägliche Absurditäten. Mit einem Wort: das etwas andere Hundebuch - beste... more...

  • Intellectual Authority and Literary Culture in the US, 1790-1900by Günter Leypoldt

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 41.64

    This collection of essays contributes to the socio-institutional study of literary culture by looking at how writers, artists, and scholars in the United States assert their intellectual authority at various moments within the shifting cultural marketplace between 1790 and 1900. What do we mean when we speak of intellectual authority? How does the... more...

  • Ironie im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff; Christel Meier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 91.58

    Ob das Mittelalter zur Ironie fähig war, wurde zwar bislang vielfach bezweifelt, lässt sich aber mit einer Fülle eindrucksvoller Belege nachweisen. In interdisziplinärem Ansatz rekonstruie¬ren die Autoren die dem Mittelalter aus der antiken Rhetorik und Hermeneutik bekannten Ironiekonzepte und die vielfältige praktische Verwendung der Ironie in der... more...

  • Kein Gedichtby Robert Bielmeier

    tredition 2012; US$ 4.61

    Sie wollen zum Christkindlmarkt ins Kloster, denn dort soll in dieser kalten Dezembernacht der wahre Nikolaus erscheinen. Annika ist sich ganz sicher, dass es der echte Nikolaus ist und deshalb hat sie etwas vorbereitet, was der Weihnachtsmann ihrer Mama mitbringen soll. Das Wunder geschieht und ein Nikolaus, wie in die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat,... more...