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  • Komparatistische Perspektiven auf Dantes 'Divina Commedia'by Stephanie Heimgartner; Monika Schmitz-Emans

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents... more...

  • Dante, Columbus and the Prophetic Traditionby Mary Alexandra Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Exploring the diverse factors that persuaded Christopher Columbus that he could reach the fabled "East" by sailing west, Dante, Columbus and the Prophetic Tradition considers, first, the impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the apocalyptic prophetic tradition that it reflects, on Columbus’s perception both of the cosmos and the eschatological meaning... more...

  • A History of Icelandic Literatureby Daisy Neijmann

    UNP - Nebraska 2007; US$ 70.00 US$ 59.50

    A History of Icelandic Literature provides a complete overview of the literature of Iceland, from the country's settlement in the ninth century until the present day, including chapters on lesser-known areas such as drama, children's literature, women's literature, and North American Icelandic literature. It is the first work to give non-Icelandic... more...

  • Carmen de Burgosby Abigail Lee Six

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    This is a scholarly edition of three stories by Carmen de Burgos (1867-1932), including the unabridged texts, vocabulary, notes, chronology, bibliography, 'temas de debate y discusión', and a critical introduction. De Burgos, an influential journalist, socio-political activist, and a key literary figure in the cultural ferment of pre-war Madrid, is... more...

  • Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdósby Pablo Valdivia

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    This volume provides an annotated critical edition of Galdós' Tristana (1892). Set in fin de siècle Madrid, this unique text reflects upon the ruling elites' political appropriation and exploitation of feminism and the human rights movement, and a variety of literary and philosophical issues associated with late-romantic thought. more...

  • Spenserian Satireby Rachel E. Hile

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 100.00

    A detailed study of Spenser's poetic legacy, focusing on his reputation as a satirist and his influence on satirical poetry written by his contemporaries. more...

  • Luis de Camõesby John V. Fleming

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 99.00

    Fleming masterfully demonstrates Camões's debt to, and participation in, the long and continuing traditions of "spiritual" or allegorical scriptural exegesis in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. more...

  • Comparative Literature and the Historical Imaginaryby Kaisa Kaakinen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 97.84

    This book argues that increasingly transnational reading contexts of the twenty-first century place new pressures on fundamental questions about how we read literary fiction. Prompted by the stylistic strategies of three European émigré writers of the twentieth century — Conrad, Weiss and Sebald — it demonstrates the need to pose more differentiated... more...

  • Romanticismby Lilian R. Furst

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1969, this work traces the evolution of Romanticism and in doing so, demonstrates its novelty as an imaginative and emotional perception of the world in contrast to the rationalistic approach which was dominant in the seventeenth century. It identifies the fundamental similarities between Romantic writing in England, France and... more...

  • The Picaresqueby Harry Sieber

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1977, this book studies the picaresque as a literary genre. It begins by discriminating between the literature of roguery and the picaresque in particular before discussing the origins of the genre in Spain and tracing its development into Europe. The book concludes with a brief description of ‘contemporary’ works which belong to... more...