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  • Fundamental Concepts of Children’s Literature Researchby Hans-Heino Ewers

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In this book, Ewers provides students and professors with a new system of categorization for a differentiated description of children’s literature. In the early 1970s, Swedish children’s literature scholar Göte Kingberg worked to establish a system of scientific terminology for international use, but these terms are now somewhat antiquated. This book... more...

  • Beg, Borrow, Stealby Michael Greenberg

    Other Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women's department store; writing about golf, a game he has never played; and... more...

  • "Und es trieb die Rede mich an..."by Joachim Knape; Olaf Kramer; Peter Weit

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    Im ersten Teil der Festschrift versuchen Schriftsteller wie Lothar Schöne, Friedrich Wilhelm Korff und Zsusanna Ghase „Annäherungen“ an Gert Ueding und liefern damit zugleich kritische Annäherungen an die Frage nach der Bedeutung der Rhetorik für den Schriftsteller unserer Tage. Der zweite Teil des Bandes „Von den schönen Künsten“ sammelt... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...

  • Don Juanby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    In his satiric poem Don Juan , Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized for being immoral. They were also immensely popular. Byron only completed 16 cantos, leaving the 17th unwritten when he died in 1824.... more...

  • Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readersby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children’s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and... more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Simone Winko; Fotis Jannidis; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    Der Begriff „Literatur“ istseit jeherunbestimmt und definitionsresistent, zugleich aber als disziplinäre Begrenzung gerade in Zeiten der Überschreitung überkommener Fachgrenzen unverzichtbar. Der Band diskutiert Möglichkeiten, den Begriff so zu bestimmen, dass er zur Heuristik in unterschiedlichen historischen und kulturellen Milieus fruchtbar... more...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...

  • Print the Legendby Jr. Sidney A. Pearson; John Marini; Brigid McMenamin; David K. Nichols; Anne R. Pierce; Matthew J. Franck; Gwen Brown; Mary P. Nichols; Paul A. Cantor; J David Alvis; John E. Alvis; James F. Pontuso

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    What kind of civic culture and virtues are required to maintain and develop a decent regime? The aim of this collection is to explore this theme from the perspective of the films of John Ford. more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Garry L. Hagberg; Walter Jost

    Wiley 2009; US$ 239.95 US$ 215.96

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’,... more...