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  • Rainer Maria Rilke

    Rainer Maria Rilke
    av Hajo Drees

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820452630

    Rainer Maria Rilke has been hailed as the most celebrated German-speaking poet of the twentieth century, if not in all history. "Rainer Maria Rilke: Autobiography, Fiction, and Therapy" gives a comprehensive overview of the autobiographical tendenci…

  • American Modernism Across the Arts

    American Modernism Across the Arts

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820458182

  • Sanctuaries in Washington Irving's "The Sketch Book"

    Sanctuaries in Washington Irving's "The Sketch Book"
    av Hugo G. Walter

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433125737

    The present volume comprises a collection of wonderful and insightful essays exploring the theme of sanctuaries in Washington Irving's The Sketch Book. These are sanctuaries of natural beauty, peacefulness, architectural splendor, and mythical vital…

  • Dreams, Hallucinations, Dragons, the Unconscious, and Ekphrasis in German Romanticism

    Dreams, Hallucinations, Dragons, the Unconscious, and Ekphrasis in German Romanticism
    av Joseph D. Rockelmann

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433141577

    When reading Ludwig Tieck's texts, the reader becomes aware that dreams, the unconscious, and art play a key role. This study posits that Ekphrasis and dream interpretation are similar due to both analyzing a visual image and attempting to translate…

  • Paradox and Perspicacity

    Paradox and Perspicacity
    av Robert Eisenhauer

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820474960

    "Paradox and Perspicacity: Horizons of Knowledge in the Literary Text" enters into a dialogue with recent scholarship on a number of fronts. Taking into full account the role played by esotericism in shaping the thought of Leibniz, Cardano, and the…

  • Wo das Pulver Liegt

    Wo das Pulver Liegt
    av Patricia K. Calkins

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820428512

    Adolf Glassbrenner's short-lived literary journal, "Berliner Don Quixote" (1832-1833), provides an intimate portrait of a city on the verge of modernity. The journal is treated as a cultural document, and the basic themes and concerns of middle-clas…

  • Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Narratives in North America

    Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Narratives in North America

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820474090

    North America is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and cross-cultural. In this emerging context narratives play a crucial role in weaving patterns that in turn provide fabrics for our lives. In this thoroughly original collection, "Interdiscip…

  • Reconstructing the Family in Contemporary American Fiction

    Reconstructing the Family in Contemporary American Fiction
    av Desmond F. McCarthy

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820442662

  • Writers and Artists in Dialogue

    Writers and Artists in Dialogue
    av Cortney Cronberg Barko

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433127113

    This unique work of scholarship explores contemporary issues of male spectatorship and the importance of biography for art criticism in the work of Tracy Chevalier, Eunice Lipton, Anna Banti, Kate Braverman, and Susan Vreeland. Drawing upon feminist…

  • Beautiful Sanctuaries in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century European Literature

    Beautiful Sanctuaries in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century European Literature
    av Hugo Walter

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433113253

    This book is a collection of wonderful and thoughtful essays that explore the theme of beautiful sanctuaries in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European literature. The book focuses especially on selected works by Percy Shelley, E. T. A. Hof…

  • Weimar and Work

    Weimar and Work
    av Martin Kley

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433117954

    Weimar and Work: Labor, Literature, and Industrial Modernity on the Weimar Left analyzes writing about work that was published in communist and anarchist newspapers during the Weimar Republic. By discussing texts that have been almost completely neg…

  • Metamorphosis and the Emergence of the Feminine

    Metamorphosis and the Emergence of the Feminine
    av Paula Smith Allen

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820441221

  • Seriously Weird

    Seriously Weird

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820440354

  • The Libretto as Literature

    The Libretto as Literature
    av Nancy O. Chamness

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820440774

    The libretto is an integral part of every opera, but it is also a text in its own right and therefore able to be viewed both in isolation, as literature, and in conjunction with the music, for which it serves as a foundation. In this book, Nancy O.…

  • Archeologies of Invective

    Archeologies of Invective
    av Robert Eisenhauer

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433101649

    Focusing on specimens of discourse where criticism assumes a flagrantly bucolic persona, "Archeologies of Invective" investigates hitherto little acknowledged contexts of irony, aggressivity, and vilification. After considering briefly Lucilius and…

  • Heinrich Boell als Moralist

    Heinrich Boell als Moralist
    av Lawrence F. Glatz

    Inbunden - 1999 - Tyska - ISBN: 9780820440286

  • Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity

    Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity
    av Tabor

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433117060

    In literary works, the law of genre - generic boundaries determined by institutions and conventions of art and literature - reacts to threats of impurity. The three significant modernist works addressed herein by James Joyce (Ulysses), Virginia Wool…

  • The Rule of Four

    The Rule of Four
    av Robert L Berner

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820428406

    Many American Indian cultures define material and spiritual reality in the symbolism of the four seasons and the four directions. "The Rule of Four" examines the implications of this conception of time and space to suggest a model quaternity which i…

  • Family in Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Willehalm: Miner Mage Triwe Ist Mir Wol Kuont

    Family in Wolfram Von Eschenbach's Willehalm: Miner Mage Triwe Ist Mir Wol Kuont
    av Sylvia Stevens

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820427744

  • Literary Intellectuals

    Literary Intellectuals
    av Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433121425

    The modernist movement, in literature as well as in criticism, provides a very instructive case of iconoclastic canon-change and subsequent canon-formation, and modern British literary criticism has been remarkably canon-forming in its basic tendenc…

  • Literary Intellectuals

    Literary Intellectuals
    av Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433132278

    The modernist movement, in literature as well as in criticism, provides a very instructive case of iconoclastic canon-change and subsequent canon-formation, and modern British literary criticism has been remarkably canon-forming in its basic tendenc…

  • Elastizitaet

    Elastizitaet
    av Jennifer Ham

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820430836

    Frequenting circuses in Paris and Berlin, Frank Wedekind, best known for Spring Awakening and the Lulu plays, learned that trapeze artists and tightrope walkers rely on different artificial reference points in space, in order to maintain their balan…

  • Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature

    Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature
    av Hugo G. Walter

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433118470

    Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature is a collection of great and imaginative essays that explore the theme of magnificent and aesthetically interesting houses in twentieth century European literature. It focuses especially on…

  • New Approaches to Medieval Textuality

    New Approaches to Medieval Textuality

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820430263

    Only recently has the study of medieval literature gone beyond approaches pioneered in the nineteenth century. The contributors to this volume attack this problem using approaches that range from purely Peircean semiotic to semiotic hermeneutics and…

  • Cemetery Plots from Victoria to Verdun

    Cemetery Plots from Victoria to Verdun
    av Heather Kichner

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433115233

    Cemetery Plots from Victoria to Verdun considers the rhetoric of burial reform, cemeterial customs, and epitaphic writing in Great Britain from the mid-nineteenth century through the Great War. The first half of the book studies mid- and late-Victor…

  • Folklore in British Literature

    Folklore in British Literature
    av Sarah R. Wakefield

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820463407

    Folklore provides a metaphor for insecurity in British women's writing published between 1750 and 1880. When characters feel uneasy about separations between races, classes, or sexes, they speak of mermaids and -Cinderella- to make threatening women…

  • The Dialogue of Marriage in Contemporary German and Latin American Short Stories

    The Dialogue of Marriage in Contemporary German and Latin American Short Stories
    av Hanna Geldrich-Leffman

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820442747

  • Heinrich Schirmbeck and the Two Cultures

    Heinrich Schirmbeck and the Two Cultures
    av Cynthia L Appl

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820437378

    Heinrich Schirmbeck (b. 1915), Germany's most prolific post-war writer on the subject of science and literature, sensed the diminishing relevance of literature in the scientific era. He developed a new poetics for the scientific age and anticipated…

  • Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Turkey

    Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Turkey

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433131639

    Turkey is often visualized as a modern nation-state having a perfect balance of Eastern and Western cultural mores and traditions within dominant ideological constructions and representations, but on closer inspection, one can detect conflicts and c…

  • In Their Own Terms

    In Their Own Terms
    av Francesco Pontuale

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433101885

    In a historical period of international and global frames of literary investigation, In Their Own Terms is a timely and valuable contribution to cross-cultural forms of dialogue between non-American modes of analysis and US American literary studies…

  • Chekhov and the Poetics of Memory

    Chekhov and the Poetics of Memory
    av Daria A. Kirjanov

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820444758

    Memory is one of the most pervasive and complex motifs in Anton Chekhov's prose. This book clearly demonstrates that memory is not only a dominant theme, but, more significantly, a structuring principle that shapes the poetic, temporal, and spatial…

  • Africana Women Writers

    Africana Women Writers
    av DeLinda Marzette

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433113802

    Africana Women Writers: Performing Diaspora, Staging Healing focuses on contemporary literary works, plays in particular, written after 1976 by Africana women writers. From a cross-cultural, transnational perspective, the author examines how these w…

  • Images and Imagery

    Images and Imagery

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820474236

    Images and Imagery: Frames, Borders, Limits - Interdisciplinary Perspectives is a collection of essays by scholars from around the world exploring the complex interactions between literary texts and visual images (in the form of paintings, photograp…

  • Repression and Expression

    Repression and Expression
    av Colloquium In Nineteenth-Century French Studies

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820428444

    "Repression and Expression" opens with several studies that clarify aspects of French thought and ideology from the Romantic pomp surrounding the executioner to Maurras on conspiracy. Other articles examine themes and techniques in fiction and theat…

  • The Poetization of Metaphors in the Work of Novalis

    The Poetization of Metaphors in the Work of Novalis
    av Veronica G. Freeman

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820478654

  • Fairy Tales and the Fiction of Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt

    Fairy Tales and the Fiction of Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt
    av Lisa M. Fiander

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820472539

    The Grimm brothers' fairy tales have long fascinated readers with their violence and frank sexuality. Three of Britain's most important novelists, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt, have shared this fascination. Their fiction explores…

  • Transformation of Language and Religion in Rainer Maria Rilke

    Transformation of Language and Religion in Rainer Maria Rilke
    av Johannes Wich-Schwarz

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433114816

    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), perhaps the most famous European poet of the twentieth century, exemplifies how the "crisis of language" inherent in literary Modernism also constitutes a crisis of religious discourse. In Rilke's poetry and prose, la…

  • Domestic Biographies

    Domestic Biographies
    av Elif S. Armbruster

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433112249

    Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home presents comparative domestic biographies of four American Realist writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Drawing upon extensive primary…

  • Domestic Biographies

    Domestic Biographies
    av Elif S. Armbruster

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433112492

    Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home presents comparative domestic biographies of four American Realist writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Drawing upon extensive primary…

  • Love and Death in Lawrence and Foucault

    Love and Death in Lawrence and Foucault
    av Barry J. Scherr

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820495408

    Love and Death in Lawrence and Foucault is the first full-length study of Foucault and the Foucaultians not to look at them from a quasi-hagiographical perspective. The Lawrentian point of view employed here to deal with Foucault and his oeuvre is u…

  • Puzzles of the Body

    Puzzles of the Body
    av David Kenosian

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820424262

    This concise study analyzes the motif of the labyrinth in Kafka's "Prozess," Hesse's "Steppenwolf," and Mann's "Zauberberg" as a signifier of the cultural crisis of the early 20th century. Josef K., Harry Haller, and Hans Castorp seek the meaning of…

  • Enigmatic Bliss

    Enigmatic Bliss
    av Ingrid G Daemmrich

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820430027

    What power has assured the continual fascination of writers with paradise? This book suggests that the answer lies in the complex, dynamic, and enigmatic roles offered by adopting paradise as a literary motif. Once it has shifted from myth to a flex…

  • The French Revolution and the British Novel in the Romantic Period

    The French Revolution and the British Novel in the Romantic Period

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433116391

    This book is a major reassessment of the French Revolution's impact on the English novel of the Romantic period. Focusing particularly - but by no means exclusively - on women writers of the time, it explores the enthusiasm, wariness, or hostility w…

  • Black Banners

    Black Banners
    av Donald K. Weaver

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433107832

    Black Banners, written in 1904, is August Strindberg's last major novel of social criticism. It embodies an attack on the decadence and immorality he perceived in the literary circles and cultural life of Stockholm at the turn of twentieth century a…

  • Weimar Germany Between Two Worlds

    Weimar Germany Between Two Worlds
    av R. Seth C. Knox

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820463421

    During the interwar period America and Russia provided German travel writers with opposing visions of Germany's future, as well as blank screens for the projections of their hopes and anxieties. The travel literature genre allowed authors and reader…

  • Dislocating the End

    Dislocating the End
    av Alan Rosen

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820437514

    Dislocating the End examines how two concepts - catastrophe and typology - have reconceived the notion of ending. This innovation in ending has in turn gone hand in hand with innovation in genre. Focusing on Shakespeare's King Lear, Defoe's A Journa…

  • Heroism and Friendship in the Novels of Erich Maria Remarque

    Heroism and Friendship in the Novels of Erich Maria Remarque
    av Haim Gordon

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820457949

  • Flames of Passion, Flames of Greed

    Flames of Passion, Flames of Greed
    av Virginia L Lewis

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820415000

  • Silence and the Silenced

    Silence and the Silenced

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433123436

    Silence and the Silenced: Interdisciplinary Perspectives comprises a collection of essays from North American and European scholars who examine the various ways in which the theme of silence is developed in literary narratives as well as in such vis…

  • The Final Crossing

    The Final Crossing

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781433130151

    Since ancient times, writers and poets have grappled with death, dying, grief, and mourning in their works. The Final Crossing: Death and Dying in Literature compiles fifteen in-depth, scholarly, and original essays on death and dying in literature…

  • Der Mythos der Weiblichkeit im Werke Max Frischs

    Der Mythos der Weiblichkeit im Werke Max Frischs
    av Liette Bohler

    Inbunden - 1998 - Tyska - ISBN: 9780820438863

    Die Identitats- und Rollenproblematik sind die Leitmotive in Max Frischs Werk, die in der Literaturkritik am meisten Beachtung fanden. Dass diese Problemkreise, die bei Frisch fast ausschliesslich von mannlichen Protagonisten dargestellt werden, jed…

  • Utter Silence: Voicing the Unspeakable

    Utter Silence: Voicing the Unspeakable

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820451138

    Utter Silence explores the shifting boundaries of the unspeakable in twentieth-century Western culture. The contributors probe such taboos as the Holocaust, Marx' legacy, bulimia, and tuberculosis in the context of literature and the picture story b…