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  • Artful Immorality – Variants of Cynicismby Daniel Scott Mayfield

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    When a term is overused, it tends to fall out of fashion. Cynicism seems to be an exception. Its polytropic versatility apparently prevents any discontinuation of its application. Everyone knows that cynicism denotes that which is deemed deleterious at a given time; and every time will specify its toxicities – the apparent result being the term’s... more...

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fictionby J. S. Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children’s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it was not as an art, but as an instrument of moral... more...

  • An Atlas of Tolkienby David Day

    Octopus 2015; US$ 12.99

    This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien . This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers. more...

  • In Praise of Literatureby Zygmunt Bauman; Riccardo Mazzeo

    Wiley 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    In this new book Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo examine the contentious issue of the relation between literature (and the arts in general) and sociology (or, more generally, a branch of the humanities claiming scientific status). While many commentators see literature and sociology as radically different vocations, Bauman and Mazzeo argue that... more...

  • Cyclopedia of Literary Charactersby Frank N. Magill

    Salem Press 2015; US$ 495.00

    This new edition examines more than 29,000 major characters from 3,500 important works of literature. New to this edition are 245 characters published in popular works of fiction from 2000 to 2013. more...

  • The Values of Literary Studiesby Rónán McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    In The Values of Literary Studies: Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas, leading scholars illuminate the purpose and priorities of literary criticism. more...

  • The Poetics of Poesisby Felicia Bonaparte

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.08

    Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte sees the novel in this period not as the continuation of eighteenth-century "realism," as has commonly been assumed, but as a genre unto itself. Determined to address the crises... more...

  • Über die Sprache Jacob Grimmsby Karl Gustaf Andresen

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2013; US$ 44.57

    3 reich befruchtet j diese angeborne und früh gepflegte neigung ist endlich auch seines alters treue begleiterin geblieben *). In dem innigsten zusammenhange damit stand die zartheit seiner ansichten von der natur, die kindlich teilnehmende liebe zu ihr und vorzugsweise zum pHanzenleben, das er zu anfang eine zeitlang sogar als hauptgegenstand seines... more...

  • Sprache und Schriftby Karl Böttger

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 44.57