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  • Koloniale Vergangenheiten - (post-)imperiale Gegenwartby Jörn Leonhard; Rolf G. Renner

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 25.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Während im angelsächsischen Sprachraum die Diskussion über den Postkolonialismus schon seit vielen Jahren nicht nur den politischen Diskurs, sondern Edward Saids Begriff der post-colonial studies folgend auch spezifische Fragestellungen in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften prägt, fand die Auseinandersetzung mit der kolonialen... more...

  • Die Zigarette und andere Storiesby Paula Fox; Bernadette Conrad; Karen Nölle; Hans-Ulrich Möhring

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 9.33

    Ein Mann sitzt nach einer Beerdigung an einem strahlend hellen Sommertag im Kino, sieht einen Zeichentrickfilm an und fängt plötzlich an zu schreien; eine Frau, die auf einer von einem Ölteppich eingeschlossenen Insel lebt, verliebt sich unsterblich in den alten Künstler, für den sie täglich putzt, ohne kaum je mehr als ein paar Sätze mit ihm gewechselt... more...

  • Seasonal Suicide Notesby Roger Lewis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    ‘The most brilliantly funny and genuinely thought-provoking book of the year.’ Sunday Times For some years, the biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his friends with an annual letter, in which he records details of the joys and frustrations of his life as it is actually lived. Updated with a new section for spring, this ‘cult... more...

  • Dear Austenby Nina Bawden

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 17.98

    Accidents happen to other people. But on On May 10th 2002, Nina Bawden discovered what it feels like to be one of the 'other people'. It was to be a lovely outing to Cambridge for a friend?s birthday party. Nina Bawden and her husband Austen Kark boarded the 12:45 from Kings Cross and settled down with their books and papers. A few minutes later... more...

  • Kate O’Brien and the Fiction of Identityby Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Kate O'Brien's work is now widely considered canonical in the English language, and the author herself an icon for Ireland seeking to reinvent itself. O'Brien's novel Mary Lavelle, banned upon publication in 1936, is a key work of the twentieth century that has suffered from critical neglect despite its wider popularity with readers.... more...

  • Fall from Graceby Ryan Phillips

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99

      "GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT..." Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma.   A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a... more...

  • Romulus, My Fatherby Raimond Gaita

    The Text Publishing Company 1999; US$ 22.99

    Winner of the 1998 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, Romulus, My Father is an iconic and deeply loved book. Romulus Gaita fled his home in his native Yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to Australia with his young wife Christina and their infant son Raimond soon after the end of World War II. Tragic events were to overtake... more...

  • Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkienby Jay Ruud

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 75.00

    J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. His two most famous works of fiction, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, have sold hundreds of millions of copies and completely transformed modern fantasy fiction. In addition, Tolkien was a celebrated scholar, a professor at Oxford, and the author of the most influential article... more...

  • The Romantic Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    From William Blake to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and from William Wordsworth to Percy Shelley, this volume provides critical overviews of the poets who defined the English Romantic period. The essays included target seminal works and major figures such as John Keats and offer as well important background and general information on the period and its far-reaching... more...

  • Lectures and Essays IIIby Reinhard Mohn

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 4.76

    Hauptbeschreibung Neben seinen Buchveröffentlichungen hat Reinhard Mohn über viele Jahre auch immer wieder in Reden, Interviews und Aufsätzen seine Ideen zur Diskussion gestellt. Mit der Gründung der Bertelsmann Stiftung begann er Anfang der achtziger Jahre, seine Vorstellungen regelmäßiger zu veröffentlichen. In den drei Bänden "Vorträge und Schriften"... more...