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  • "Corazón tan blanco" von Javier Marías zwischen Trivial- und Hochkulturby Christian Amtsberg

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 15.16

    Javier Marías Roman "Corazón tan blanco" (dt.: Mein Herz so weiß) war - mit über 1,5 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren - der Überraschungserfolg des Sommers 1996. Die literarische Qualität des Romans war jedoch in den deutschen Feuilletons stark umstritten. So gab es auf der einen Seite Lobeshymnen, allen voran Marcel Reich-Ranicki im Literarischen Quartett,... more...

  • "Die Ausformung eines europäischen Bewusstseins"by Tobias Gunst

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 41.66

    <P>In einer zunehmend globalisierten Welt rücken transnationale Fragestellungen verstärkt in den Fokus des Interesses, gerade in den Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften. Seit ihren Anfängen im 19. Jahrhundert ist besonders die Komparatistik oder Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft mit solchen interkulturellen Themen beschäftigt.... more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • "Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein?"by Daniel Fulda; Antje Roeben; Norbert Wichard

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00

    Making readers laugh ? or in the theatre making the audience laugh ? is one of the most important but least acknowledged aims of literature. Even though we often laugh out of pure exuberance or smirk mockingly, it is nevertheless true that one can be ?very serious even whilst laughing?, as Lessing?s Minna von Barnhelm already knew. This book explores... more...

  • "March of the Mods":by Christiane Deibel

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.02

    A lot of academic writing on Mod culture has focused on the Mods' emergence in London in the late 1950s and their cultural practices. And it has also dealt with the role of the tabloid papers in creating an unprecedented hysteria, when Mods and Rockers attacked each other at English seaside resorts on Easter and Whitsun 1964. The participants' opinions,... more...

  • 'New Statesman'by Adrian Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    This volume reveals how a fledgling Fabian journal came to play a key role in the growth of the modern Labour Party. The author compares its first journalists with later generations of editors and writers and rediscovers the early, and lasting, importance of the British Left's best-known magazine. more...

  • Ronald Reagan The Movieby Michael Rogin

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 36.95

    The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters?the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism?are familiar... more...

  • "Sinn und Form"by Stephen Parker; Matthew Philpotts

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    This extensive history of the legendary literary journal, ?Sinn und Form?, also offers the first systematic analysis of this key type of cultural institution. The study is organised in seven ?anatomical? categories: founding conception; cultural-political context; institutional infrastructure; role of editors; networks of contributors; text and composition;... more...

  • "Terrorismus" zwischen Ereignis und Diskursby Martin Steinseifer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Text-image combinations can authenticate events and establish a visual memory. Here this phenomenon is explored: A pragmatic theory of text-image relationships is developed and empirically tested on the example of print media reports about terrorism in the FRG during the 1970s. The analyses show how texts unambiguously illuminate the meaning of images... more...

  • "Und dann werde ich das größte Zeitungshaus Europas bauen"by Tim von Arnim

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 34.70

    "Ich wollte Zeitungen machen, die von den Menschen gelesen werden, anständige, moderne, von der gewohnten deutschen Norm etwas abweichende Zeitungen." Axel Springer <p> In einer umfassenden Biographie, die erstmals den Unternehmer Axel Springer in den Mittelpunkt stellt, zeichnet der Wirtschaftshistoriker Tim von Arnim den beispiellosen... more...