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  • Text to Readerby Theo D?haen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 98.00

    Text to Reader seeks to find a critical approach that links a novel?s form to its socio-cultural context. Combining elements from Iser?s reception aesthetics, speech act theory, and Goffman?s frame analysis, this book starts from the assumption that a reader has certain conventional expectations with regard to a novel, and then goes on to examine... more...

  • Der europäische Romanby Viktor ?megac

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 140.00

    Der Europ Ische Roman: Geschichte Seiner Poetik. more...

  • Zwischen Verstand und Gefühlby Dana Kestner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This work examines the validity of 19th century gender discourses. Using a selection of novels from the German, English, and French literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, it explores the thesis that there is a specifically feminine conflict between understanding and emotion. Using contemporary instructional manuals for comparison,... more...

  • West- und Nordeuropa 1940 - Juni 1942by Katja Happe; Michael Mayer; Maja Peers; Jean-Marc Dreyfus

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 84.00

    Mit der deutschen Besatzung der Staaten West- und Nordeuropas im Frühjahr 1940 gerieten mehr als eine halbe Million einheimische und geflüchtete Juden unter deutsche Herrschaft. Anders als in Polen versuchten die Deutschen, die nichtjüdische Bevölkerung und die Verwaltung für die Kollaboration bei der Judenverfolgung zu gewinnen? mit unterschiedlichem,... more...

  • True Lies Worldwideby Anders Cullhed; Lena Rydholm

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In today?s world, fiction seems to be present everywhere, not only in traditional media such as books or movies, but on the web, in computer games or virtual environments.This book gathers twenty-three scholars from ten countries with the aim to explore the idea and the use of fiction in different cultures. It covers a broad field of interests,... more...

  • Ethos and Narrative Interpretationby Liesbeth Korthals Altes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speaker?s psychology, world view, and emotional or ethical stance. How and why do readers attribute an ethos (of, for example,... more...

  • Reading the European Novel to 1900by Daniel R. Schwarz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 104.95 US$ 90.96

    Offers a close reading of individual texts with attention to their cultural and canonical context Examines the history and evolution of the novel to 1900 and defines each author’s aesthetic, cultural, political, and historical significance Covers essential and frequently taught masterworks up to 1900, including Cervantes’ Don Quixote... more...

  • Time and the Novelby Patricia Drechsel Tobin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Formalist criticism of the modern novel has concentrated on its spatial aspects. Patricia Tobin focuses, instead, on the modern novel's temporal structure. She notes that the "genealogical imperative" that dominated the nineteenth-century novel, in which one event gave birth to another, has broken down in the twentieth-century novels she studies.... more...

  • Ends of Enlightenmentby John Bender

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Ends of Enlightenment explores three realms of eighteenth-century European innovation that remain active in the twenty-first century: the realist novel, philosophical thought, and the physical sciences, especially human anatomy. The European Enlightenment was a state of being, a personal stance, and an orientation to the world. Ways of probing experience... more...

  • Realism/Anti-Realism in 20th-Century Literature.by Christine Baron; Manfred Engel

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 63.45

    Modernist literature and art have been dominated by a disinterest in mere empirical and social reality and a discontent with habitualized perception and the world-view of convention, reason, and pragmatism. This anti-realistic attitude originated in the epistemological scepticism of the early 20th century which was even radicalized by the advent of... more...