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            Studies in the Transmission of Latin Texts: Volume I: Quintus Curtius Rufus and Dictys Cretensis
              

            Studies in the Transmission of Latin Texts: Volume I: Quintus Curtius Rufus and Dictys Cretensis (Hardback)

            By Oakley, S. P.

            • RRP: $529.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            This volume contains the first attempt to show in detail how two Latin texts, the history of Alexander the Great, written by Quintus Curtius Rufus, and the spoof history of the Trojan War, allegedly written by Dictys Cretensis, survived from antiquity until the fifteenth century,... when printing provided a new security.
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            ISBN 9780198848721
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Typographic Imagination: Reading and Writing in Japan's Age of Modern Print Media
              

            The Typographic Imagination: Reading and Writing in Japan's Age of Modern Print Media (EPUB ebook)

            By Shockey, Nathan

            Nathan Shockey examines the emergence of new forms of reading, writing, and thinking in Japan from the last years of the nineteenth century through the first decades of the twentieth. The Typographic Imagination presents a multivalent vision of the rise of mass print media and th...e transformation of modern Japanese literature, language, and culture.
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            ISBN 9780231550741
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            Language en
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Columbia University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
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            Ideology, Mimesis, Fantasy: Charles Sealsfield, Friedrich GerstAcker, Karl May, and Other German Novelists of America
              

            Ideology, Mimesis, Fantasy: Charles Sealsfield, Friedrich GerstAcker, Karl May, and Other German Novelists of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sammons, Jeffrey L.

            • RRP: $85.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            This study of German fiction about America in the nineteenth century concentrates in detail on three writers: Charles Sealsfield (Carl Postl, 1793-1864), an escaped Moravian monk who came to New Orleans in 1823 and wrote the first major German novels about the United States; Frie...drich Gerstacker (1816-1872), who, among his many experiences in America as a young man, lived as a backwoodsman in Arkansas and who later produced a large body of fiction, travel reportage, and emigration advice; and Karl May (1842-1912), who, though he knew nothing about America beyond what he could read in books, wrote famous adventure stories set in an imaginary West and became the best-selling writer in the German language. Sammons provides biographies of the authors and discusses how each differs in their mimetic and ideological approach. He pays particular attention to how the authors address issues of race, gender and politics in the United States. Sammons interweaves his discussion of these three writers with excurses into the emergence of the German Western and anti-Americanism in German fiction.
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            ISBN 9781469656700
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher The University of North Caroli
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature
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            Remembering May Fourth: The Movement and its Centennial Legacy
              

            Remembering May Fourth: The Movement and its Centennial Legacy (Hardback)

            Edited by Lin, Carlos Yu-Kai; Mair, Victor H.

            • RRP: $565.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Apr 20

            Remembering May Fourth: The Movement and its Centennial Legacy discusses a wide range of issues concerning the relations between politics and memory, writing and ritualizing, fiction and reality, and theory and practice within the context of the May Fourth movement.

            ISBN 9789004424722
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Brill
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ideas, History, and Modern China
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            Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World
              

            Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World (Hardback)

            By Dasgupta, Ushashi

            • RRP: $300.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            This book explores the significance of tenancy in Charles Dickens's fiction. Dickens's conception of domesticity was nuanced, and through his works he describes the chaos and unxpected harmony to be found in rented spaces.

            ISBN 9780198859116
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford English Monographs
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            The Child of the Sun: Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva, 18431916) and Marie (18751938)
              

            The Child of the Sun: Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva, 18431916) and Marie (18751938) (Paperback)

            Edited by Zimmermann, Dr. Silvia Irina

            • RRP: $136.50
            • $136.50
            • Pub Date
              22 Apr 20

            Carmen Sylva, when she discovered that I was writing, instead of laughing at me and being ironical about my modest attempts at literature, encouraged me from the very first in every way. She was getting old, her imagination was running dry, and she declared that mine had come jus...t in time to replace hers, which was a generous thing to say. She declared that it was a happy and blessed discovery that I could hold a pen, and no end of kind and enthusiastic things. She spurred me on to write, and each time I had finished a story she immediately wanted to have it so as to translate it into German. Queen Marie of Romania about Carmen Sylva (Queen Elisabeth of Romania). The history of the monarchy in Romania and of its four kings would be incomplete without the story of the queen consorts, who seem to have been even more fascinating personalities than the kings were. Especially the first two queen consorts, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva) and Marie of Romania, became famous as writers during their lifetime. They both wrote in their mother tongues, Elisabeth in German and Marie in English, and published many of their books, not only in Romania, but also abroad, thus reaching a widespread readership, worldwide publicity, and literary recognition. This affectionately collected, critically edited volume comprises the most precious tales and essays by the queen consorts, either translated into English (Carmen Sylva) or in the original English version (Marie of Romania).
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            ISBN 9783838213934
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2020
            Publisher ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunsch
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Before Utopia: The Making of Thomas More's Mind
              

            Before Utopia: The Making of Thomas More's Mind (Hardback)

            By Dealy, Ross

            • RRP: $365.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Mar 20

            This book explores the influence of Stoicism on the evolution of Thomas More's mind, asserting that More's engagement with the work of Erasmus radicalized his understanding of Christianity and shaped the writing of Utopia.

            ISBN 9781487506599
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher University of Toronto Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking
             

            Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking (EPUB ebook)

            By Whitaker, Cord J.

            In Black Metaphors, Cord J. Whitaker argues that rhetoric and theology establish blackness and whiteness as metaphors for sin and purity in medieval English and European writing. Whitaker shows how these metaphors came to guide the development of notions of race in the centuries ...that followed.
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            ISBN 9780812296426
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            Language en
            Released NZ 27 Sep 2019
            Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Middle Ages Series
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            Guillaume de Machaut, The Complete Poetry and Music, Volume 2: The Boethian Poems, Le Remede de Fortune and Le Confort d'Ami
             

            Guillaume de Machaut, The Complete Poetry and Music, Volume 2: The Boethian Poems, Le Remede de Fortune and Le Confort d'Ami (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Smilansky, Uri

            A new edition of two of Machaut's best known dits, the Remede de Fortune (Remedy for Fortune) and the Confort d'ami (Consolation from a Friend), with detailed commentaries on Machaut, these poetical works, the accompanying music, and the art program of the base manuscript.

            ISBN 9781580443906
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            Language en
            Released NZ 26 Apr 2019
            Publisher Medieval Institute Publication
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Teams Middle English Texts Series
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            The Digby Mary Magdalene Play
             

            The Digby Mary Magdalene Play (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Coletti, Theresa

            The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene is a rare, surviving example of the Middle English saint play. Fully annotated and extensively glossed, this edition is an essential resource.

            ISBN 9781580442862
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            Language en
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2018
            Publisher Medieval Institute Publication
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Teams Middle English Texts Series
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