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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.00
In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories of past reading experiences shape the ways in which... more...
- 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...
- 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 difficultyacting 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
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. more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 9.32
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 74.96
Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them.... more...
- 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...