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  • Romantic Thingsby Mary Jacobus

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Our thoughts are shaped as much by what things make of us as by what we make of them. Lyric poetry is especially concerned with things and their relationship to thought, sense, and understanding. In Romantic Things , Mary Jacobus explores the world of objects and phenomena in nature as expressed in Romantic poetry alongside the theme of sentience... more...

  • Saved by a Poemby Kim Rosen

    Hay House 2009; US$ 15.95

    In these times of global and personal uncertainty, why turn to poetry? In Saved by a Poem, Kim Rosen reveals how a poem can be a companion through difficulty—acting as a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to insight, freedom, and joy. Since Kim understands that many avoid poetry because they are intimidated or “just... more...

  • Paleopoeticsby Christopher Collins

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research that traverses evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics maps the selective processes that shaped the human genus millions of years ago and prepared the human brain to play, imagine, empathize, and... more...

  • The Nation's Causeby Elizabeth A. Marsland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this timely reissue, first published in 1991, evaluates the function of poetry in wartime Europe, arguing that war poetry must be understood as a social as well as a literary phenomenon. As well as locating the work of well-known French, English and German war poets in a European... more...

  • Fatrasienby Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 8.47

    Hauptbeschreibung Wer auf die "Fatrasien" stößt, traut seinen Augen nicht. Wie kann es sein, dass diese surrealistisch anmutenden, erstaunlich modern wirkenden absurden Sprachspektakel im tiefsten Mittelalter entstanden sind? Eine tollkühne Fantasie hat hier um das Jahr 1290 reimend Dinge zusammengebracht, die nie und nimmer zusammengehören. Sind... more...

  • Poetry and Its Othersby Jahan Ramazani

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    What is poetry? Often it is understood as a largely self-enclosed verbal system—“suspended from any mutual interaction with alien discourse,” in the words of Mikhail Bakhtin. But in Poetry and Its Others , Jahan Ramazani reveals modern and contemporary poetry’s animated dialogue with other genres and discourses. Poetry generates... more...

  • A Comparative Study of Reception, Lyric Genres, and Semiotic Toolsby Tim-hung Ku

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 149.95

    A first ever work on comparative genre papers covering several genres on materials drawn from Chinese and Western literary traditions. The ultimate goal of the book is to describe a general, semiotics-based poetics of comparative genres and of the literary reception process. more...

  • Poetry as Testimony: Witnessing and Memory in Twentieth-century Poemsby Antony Rowland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book analyzes Holocaust poetry, war poetry, working-class poetry, and 9/11 poetry as forms of testimony. Rowland argues that testamentary poetry requires a different approach to traditional ways of dealing with poems due to the pressure of the metatext (the original, traumatic events), the poems? demands for the hyper-attentiveness of the reader,... more...

  • Poetik der Werbungby Urs Meyer

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2009; US$ 52.96

    Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt das Wechselverhältnis zwischen Dichtung und Werbung als ein unfreiwilliges Zweckbündnis, das von gegenseitiger Anziehung und Abstoßung geprägt ist. Das kreative Selbstverständnis des New Advertising führte vor allem im Übergang vom 20. zum 21. Jahrhundert zur noch einmal verstärkten Anlehnung der Werbung an den Formenschatz... more...

  • Mittelalterby Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 559.00

    - Diskussion von Epochenbild, Epochenbegriff und Epochengrenzen - Lebensbedingungen und Weltbilder - Gemeinschaftsformen: Familie, Haus, Stadt, Herrschaft, Genossenschaft - Herrschaftsformen und Herrschaftsstrukturen: Königtum, Kirche, Grundherrschaft, Lehnswesen - Kommunikation und Kultur: Wort, Schrift, symbolorientiertes Handeln - Wissensorganisation,... more...