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  • Doris Lessingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • The Madness of George IIIby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced... more...

  • The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journalsby Dorothy Wordsworth; Pamela Woof

    Oxford University Press, UK 2002; US$ 8.99

    These two journals provide a unique picture of daily life with Wordsworth, his friendship with Coleridge, and the composition of his poems. They also offer wonderfully vivid descriptions of the landscape and people of Grasmere and Alfoxden in Somerset, which inspired Wordsworth and have enchanted generations of readers. This edition includes full explanatory... more...

  • James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novelby Finn Fordham; Rita Sakr

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 38.00

    The essays of this volume show how Joyce’s work engaged with the many upheavals and revolutions within the French nineteenth-century novel and its contexts.  They delve into the complexities of this engagement, tracing its twists and turns, and reemerge with fascinating and rich discoveries. The contributors explore Joyce’s explicit... more...

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

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 26.72

    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...

  • Zwischen den Stühlen: Psychisch kranke Frauen in Einrichtungen der Wohnungslosenhilfeby Jutta Preisinger

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 18.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Aktuelle Zahlen belegen, dass der Anteil der psychischen Erkrankungen in der Allgemeinbevölkerung in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich zugenommen hat. Ungleich schneller wächst die Zahl von psychisch Kranken in Einrichtungen der Wohnungslosenhilfe - eine Tatsache, auf die soziale Dienste und Einrichtungen häufig weder inhaltlich,... 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$ 11.65

    ‘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 classic?,... more...

  • Dear Austenby Nina Bawden

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 18.66

    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...