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  • Quintilians Grammatik ("Inst. orat." 1,4-8)by Wolfram Ax

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    The outline of grammar in the work of Quintilian?s The Orator?s Education (1,4-8) is the earliest and at the same time most reliable presentation of the Roman ars grammatica. This new edition seeks to provide a completely new access to this document of the history of linguistics which is written in such a subtle and elegant style. The edition contains... more...

  • Poetry against Tortureby Paul A. Bova

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    This book shows that poetry, historicism, and humanism together make possible civilizations that afford the best chance for the human species to develop, for individuals to perfect themselves, and for the hard earned achievement of making the human historical to persist. 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...

  • Fatrasienby Ralph Dutli; Ralph Dutli

    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...

  • Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memoryby Mikhail Gronas

    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...

  • Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseauby Simon Haines

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    This accessible and jargon-free book features readings of over 20 key texts and authors in Western poetry and philosophy, including Homer, Plato, Beowulf , Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rousseau. Simon Haines presents a thought-provoking and theoretically aware account of Western literature and philosophy, arguing that the history of both can be... more...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    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...

  • 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...

  • Das frühe Christentum und die griechische Bildungby Werner Jaeger; Walther Eltester

    De Gruyter 1963; US$ 133.00

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  • 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...