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  • Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fictionby David Geherin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in crime and mystery fiction, but usually only in cozy mysteries. The crimes in these novels typically are solved by amateur sleuths like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, whose efforts restore tranquility to a quiet community. But in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh... more...

  • Besonders normalby Minka Wolters

    Ch. Links Verlag 2015; US$ 8.90

    Inklusion bedeutet, dass jeder Mensch - behindert oder nicht behindert - selbstbestimmt am gesellschaftlichen Leben teilhaben kann. Nur welche Strukturen müssen dafür geschaffen werden? Wie viel Kampf, Mut und Unterstützung gehören dazu? Wo muss der Einzelne umdenken? Dazu hat Minka Wolters viele Betroffene, Menschen aus ihrem Umfeld und Fachleute... more...

  • Wiener Moderne: Diskurse und Rezeption in Russlandby Gennady Vasilyev

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 62.36

    Die Kultur der Moderne markiert die Wende vom 19. zum 20. Jahrhundert. Sie äußert sich vor allem in der Empfindung des Geistes, in politischen Weltanschauungen, in der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung und in den Sprachbeziehungen. Sichtbar wird das in den neuen Diskursen um Schöpfung, Judentum, Spiel, Liebe und Tod. Diese manifestieren sich in der Literatur... more...

  • Gestalten und Geschichten der Hebräischen Bibel im Spiegel der Literatur des 20. Jahrhundertsby Hans-Christoph Goßmann; Joachim Liß-Walther

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 30.29

    Zu Geschichten und Gestalten der Bibel haben Menschen im Laufe der Geschichte immer wieder ihren je eigenen Zugang gesucht und auch gefunden. Solche Zugänge begegnen in der bildenden Kunst ebenso wie auch in der Literatur. In diesem Buch sind 14 Vorträge dokumentiert, in denen gezeigt wird, wie Gestalten und Geschichten der Hebräischen Bibel, des... more...

  • The Age of the Crisis of Manby Mark Greif

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the ?nature of man.? But the dawning ?age of the crisis of man,? as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious... more...

  • "Das Gepräge des Außerordentlichen"by Hartmut Steinecke

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2015; US$ 35.47

    Der 18-jährige Harry Heine schenkte seiner Cousine Fanny 1816 E.T.A. Hoffmanns Roman ?Die Elixiere des Teufels?. Der Fund dieses Dedikationsexemplars im Jahr 1979 blieb in der Forschung fast unbeachtet, die sich mit Heines Hoffmann-Lektüren und deren Bedeutung für sein Romantikverständnis ohnehin nur peripher befasste. Dabei bekannte Heine, dass er... more...

  • Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realistsby Robert Rebein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Robert Rebein argues that much literary fiction of the 1980s and 90s represents a triumphant, if tortured, return to questions about place and the individual that inspired the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Faulkner, and other giants of American literature. Concentrating on the realist bent and regional orientation in contemporary fiction, he... more...

  • New Strangers in Paradiseby Gilbert H. Muller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    New Strangers in Paradise offers the first in-depth account of the ways in which contemporary American fiction has been shaped by the successive generations of immigrants to reach U.S. shores. Gilbert Muller reveals how the intersections of peoples, regions, and competing cultural histories have remade the American cultural landscape in the aftermath... more...

  • The Half-Bloodby William J. Scheick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The half-blood -- half Indian, half white -- is a frequent figure in the popular fiction of nineteenth-century America, for he (or sometimes she) served to symbolize many of the conflicting cultural values with which American society was then wrestling. In literature, as in real life the half-blood was a product of the frontier, embodying the conflict... more...

  • Contemporary American Women Writersby Catherine Rainwater; Willliam J. Scheick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic... more...