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· The Unknown Poe. An Anthology of Fugitive Writings by Edgar Allan Poe · Rüdiger Görner: Rainer Maria Rilke. Im Herzwerk der Sprache · François Audouy: Antonin Artaud le sur-vivant. Essai · The Hatred of Literature by William Marx · We Begin in Gladness. How Poets Progress by Craig Morgan Teicher · Boris Cyrulnik & Patrick Lemoine: Histoire de la folie avant la psychiatrie · Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes par Marie Treps · Rüdiger Görner: Georg Trakl. Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme · Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain · Mauro Libertella – Mijn begraven boek · The Choice. Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger · Kafka’s Other Prague. Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic by Anne Jamison

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The Unknown Poe. An Anthology of Fugitive Writings by Edgar Allan Poe

An indispensable anthology of brilliant hard-to-find writings by Poe on poetry, the imagination, humor, and the sublime which adds a new dimension to his stature as a speculative thinker and philosopher. Essays (in translation) by Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Valéry, & André Breton shed light on Poe’s relevance within European literary tradition.

These are the arcana of Edgar Allan Poe: writings on wit, humor, dreams, drunkenness, genius, madness, and apocalypse. Here is the mind of Poe at its most colorful, its most incisive, and its most exceptional.

Edgar Allan Poe’s dark, melodic poems and tales of terror and detection are known to readers everywhere, but few are familiar with his cogent literary criticism, or his speculative thinking in science, psychology or philosophy. This book is an attempt to present his lesser known, out of print, or hard to find writings in a single volume, with emphasis on the theoretical and esoteric. The second part, “The Friend View,” includes seminal essays by Poe’s famous admirers in France, clarifying his international literary importance.

America has never seen such a personage as Edgar Allan Poe. He is a figure who appears once an epoch, before passing into myth. American critics from Henry James to T. S. Eliot have disparaged and attempted to explain away his influence to no end, save to perpetuate his fame. Even the disdainful Eliot once conceded, “and yet one cannot be sure that one’s own writing has not been influence by Poe.”

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), born in Boston, Massachusetts, was an American poet, writer, editor, and literary critic. He is well known for his haunting poetry and mysterious short stories. Regarded as being a central figure of Romanticism, he is also considered the inventor of detective fiction and the growing science fiction genre. Some of his most famous works include poems such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, and A Dream Within a Dream; tales such as The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of Red Death, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

Title: The Unknown Poe
Subtitle: An Anthology of Fugitive Writings
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Edited by Raymond Foye
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Format: Paperback
124 pages
1980
ISBN-10 0872861104
ISBN-13 9780872861107
List Price $11.95

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Rüdiger Görner: Rainer Maria Rilke. Im Herzwerk der Sprache

Die Vielfalt von Rainer Maria Rilkes (1875 bis 1926) Lebensstationen spiegelt sich im Werk des “letzten Dichters” wider.

In dieser kompakten Darstellung folgt Rüdiger Görner Rilkes Spuren, verwehrt sich aber den gängigen Einordnungen und Periodisierungen. Es geht ihm vielmehr um den Prozess des Schaffens und um die Geschlossenheit des Werkes.

Görner zeigt Rilke in seiner Zeit und analysiert die wichtigsten Einflüsse. Auf behutsame Weise werden Leben und Werk miteinander verwoben, und Görner veranschaulicht die Wirkung der Musik, der bildenden Kunst und der Politik.

Rüdiger Görner, geboren 1957 in Rottweil, ist Professor für Neuere Deutsche und vergleichende Literatur an der Queen Mary University of London. Gründer des Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature und Gründungsdirektor des Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations. Träger des Deutschen Sprachpreises, des Reimar Lüstpreises der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung und des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bei Zsolnay erschienen Rainer Maria Rilke. Im Herzwerk der Sprache (2004), Georg Trakl. Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme (2014) und Oskar Kokoschka. Jahrhundertkünstler (2018).

Rüdiger Görner
Rainer Maria Rilke.
Im Herzwerk der Sprache
Buch – Fester Einband
344 Seiten
Deutscher Sprache
Zsolnay / Deuticke
Carl Hanser Verlag, München
ISBN 978-3-552-05302-1
2004
€24,90

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François Audouy: Antonin Artaud le sur-vivant. Essai

Artaud, poète de la survie et de la sur-vie ?

C’est l’angle d’approche de cet essai, qui revisite cet être hors-normes et haut en couleurs.

L’impatient patient Artaud se trouve ici confronté à ses foisonnantes références, religieuses et philosophiques, remis dans son contexte actuel, attaqué et fouillé au corps pour en extraire sa substantifique moelle : celle d’un nouveau-né éternel, d’un trompe-la-mort, d’un tueur de verbe. D’un sur-vivant.

Antonin Artaud, de son vrai nom Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, est né à Marseille le 4 septembre 1896 et mort à Ivry-sur-Seine le 4 mars 1948. Poète, romancier, acteur, dessinateur, dramaturge et théoricien du théâtre. Dans son essai Le Théâtre et son double, Artaud invente le concept du “théâtre de la cruauté”

François Audouy
Antonin Artaud le sur-vivant.
Essai
Broché
Editions L’Harmattan Paris
Format : 13,5 x 21,5 cm
ISBN : 978-2-343-09048-1
2016
92 pages
€ 12,00

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The Hatred of Literature by William Marx

For the last 2,500 years literature has been attacked, booed, and condemned, often for the wrong reasons and occasionally for very good ones. The Hatred of Literature examines the evolving idea of literature as seen through the eyes of its adversaries: philosophers, theologians, scientists, pedagogues, and even leaders of modern liberal democracies.

From Plato to C. P. Snow to Nicolas Sarkozy, literature’s haters have questioned the value of literature—its truthfulness, virtue, and usefulness—and have attempted to demonstrate its harmfulness.

Literature does not start with Homer or Gilgamesh, William Marx says, but with Plato driving the poets out of the city, like God casting Adam and Eve out of Paradise. That is its genesis. From Plato the poets learned for the first time that they served not truth but merely the Muses. It is no mere coincidence that the love of wisdom (philosophia) coincided with the hatred of poetry. Literature was born of scandal, and scandal has defined it ever since.

In the long rhetorical war against literature, Marx identifies four indictments—in the name of authority, truth, morality, and society. This typology allows him to move in an associative way through the centuries. In describing the misplaced ambitions, corruptible powers, and abysmal failures of literature, anti-literary discourses make explicit what a given society came to expect from literature. In this way, anti-literature paradoxically asserts the validity of what it wishes to deny. The only threat to literature’s continued existence, Marx writes, is not hatred but indifference.

William Marx is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Paris Nanterre.

The Hatred of Literature
William Marx
Translated by Nicholas Elliott
Belknap Press
Harvard University Press
ISBN 9780674976122
Publ.: January 2018
Hardcover
240 pages
€27.00

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We Begin in Gladness. How Poets Progress by Craig Morgan Teicher

“The staggering thing about a life’s work is it takes a lifetime to complete,” Craig Morgan Teicher writes in these luminous essays.

We Begin in Gladness considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves, and how some offer us that rare, glittering thing: lasting work. Teicher traces the poetic development of the works of Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Louise Glück, and Francine J. Harris, among others, to illuminate the paths they forged—by dramatic breakthroughs or by slow increments, and always by perseverance.

We Begin in Gladness is indispensable for readers curious about the artistic life and for writers wondering how they might light out—or even scale the peak of the mountain.

Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly and, as much as possible, without interruption, the voice of the mind, the voice that gathers, packs with meaning, and unpacks the language the poet knows.

It can take a long time to learn to let this voice speak without getting in its way. This slow learning, the growth of this habit of inner attentiveness, is poetic development, and it is the substance of the poet’s art. Of course, this growth is rarely steady, never linear, and is sometimes not actually growth but diminishment—that’s all part of the compelling story of a poet’s way forward. —from the Introduction

Craig Morgan Teicher is an acclaimed poet and critic. He is the author of We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress, and three books of poetry, including The Trembling Answers, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and he regularly writes reviews for Los Angeles Times, NPR, and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in New Jersey.

We Begin in Gladness.
How Poets Progress
by Craig Morgan Teicher
Publication Date 11/6/18
Format: Paperback
ISBN 978-1-55597-821-1
Subject: Literary Criticism
Pages 176
Graywolf Press
$16.00

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Boris Cyrulnik & Patrick Lemoine: Histoire de la folie avant la psychiatrie

Absurdités, dérives, abus et même maltraitances ont jalonné l’histoire de la folie.

Comment comprendre autrement le succès de Mesmer et de son baquet ? Comment rendre compte de l’attribution à Saturne des troubles de l’humeur et au démon des tourments de l’âme ? Comment justifier l’enfermement psychiatrique des dissidents sous Staline ?

Entourés d’une dizaine d’experts – des psychiatres mais aussi une historienne, un interniste ou un neurologue – Patrick Lemoine et Boris Cyrulnik débattent du passé de la psychiatrie. Ils nous proposent de nous concentrer sur quelques questions très actuelles et pour le moins épineuses : quelle nécessité de fonder une nouvelle psychiatrie aujourd’hui, et quel avenir pour cette discipline, longtemps branche folle de la médecine ?

Boris Cyrulnik est neuropsychiatre et directeur d’enseignement à l’université de Toulon. Il est l’auteur de très nombreux ouvrages qui ont tous été des best-sellers, parmi lesquels, tout récemment, Psychothérapie de Dieu qui est un immense succès.

Patrick Lemoine est psychiatre. Spécialiste du sommeil, docteur en neurosciences, professeur associé à l’Université de Pékin, il a publié plus d’une trentaine d’ouvrages, parmi lesquels Le Mystère du placebo.

Avec Patrick Clervoy, Jean Furtos, Jacques Hochmann, Danielle Jacquart, Pierre Lamothe, Pierre Lemarquis, Stéphane Mouchabac, Gérard Ostermann.

Boris Cyrulnik & Patrick Lemoine
Histoire de la folie avant la psychiatrie
Édition brochée
12 septembre 2018
256 pages
EAN13 : 9782738145130
145 x 220 mm
Éditions Odile Jacob
€ 23.90

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Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes par Marie Treps

La linguiste Marie Treps retrace l’histoire des insultes racistes dans Maudits mots.

La linguiste effectue un inventaire des insultes racistes au fil du temps, à partir de citations issues de textes anciens ou contemporains. Elle retrace les circonstances historiques dans lesquelles elles ont été imaginées ainsi que les motivations.

“Maudits” mots fournit un inventaire détaillé des termes et des expressions produits, au cours de notre histoire, par la xénophobie ordinaire ou par le racisme exacerbé.

Marie Treps dissèque les multiples insultes adressées aux Allemands, aux Arabes, aux Asiatiques, aux Espagnols, aux Italiens, aux Juifs, et à bien d’autres groupes ainsi réduits à l’état de stéréotypes, voire déshumanisés.

En linguiste et en sémiologue, Marie Treps ausculte tout un lexique qui vise à dégrader, à stigmatiser, à outrager, qui est parfois naïf, faussement affectueux, ou qui se donne une apparence scientifique. L’analyse s’appuie sur des textes anciens et contemporains, dont beaucoup appartiennent à la littérature.

Linguiste et sémiologue, Marie TREPS a publié une quinzaine d’ouvrages consacrés à la langue française, notamment, Les Mots voyageurs, Seuil, 2003 ; Les Mots migrateurs, Seuil, 2009 ; Les Mots-caresses, CNRS Editions, 2011 ; Oh là là, ces Français ! La Librairie Vuibert, 2015.

Marie Treps:
Maudits mots. La fabrique des insultes racistes
Broché: 327 pages
Editeur: Tohu-Bohu éditions
Collection: TOHU BOHU
Langue: Français
2017
ISBN : 978-2-37622-012-1
Dimensions: 15 x 20 cm
€ 20,00

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Rüdiger Görner: Georg Trakl. Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme

Auch hundert Jahre nach seinem Tod ein Geheimnis: Georg Trakl.  Rüdiger Görner geht dem Mythos nach.

Kurz nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs starb Georg Trakl in einem Militärspital an einer Überdosis Kokain. Ob der im Krieg traumatisierte Dichter Selbstmord beging, ist eines der Rätsel, die sein Leben und Werk umgeben.

Rüdiger Görner gelingt es, sich den biographischen Brüchen und Details über das Werk anzunähern. Er geht in der Auseinandersetzung mit den Gedichten der Todessehnsucht Trakls, der mehr als innigen Beziehung zu Schwester Margarethe und dem Aufwachsen in Salzburg nach. Und kommt zu faszinierenden Schlüssen: Dass sich die Extreme der Zeit – die Beschleunigung der Lebensverhältnisse, ihre rücksichtslose Technisierung – im Werk des Dichters nur bedingt spiegeln. Und dass die Gedichte – Trakls Ruhelosigkeit zum Trotz – oft geradezu ausgeruht klingen.

Rüdiger Görner, geboren 1957 in Rottweil, ist Professor für Neuere Deutsche und vergleichende Literatur an der Queen Mary University of London. Gründer des Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature und Gründungsdirektor des Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations. Träger des Deutschen Sprachpreises, des Reimar Lüstpreises der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung und des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bei Zsolnay erschienen Rainer Maria Rilke. Im Herzwerk der Sprache (2004), Georg Trakl. Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme (2014) und Oskar Kokoschka. Jahrhundertkünstler (2018).

Rüdiger Görner:
Georg Trakl.
Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme
Deutscher Sprache
Fester Einband
352 Seiten
Zsolnay / Deuticke
Carl Hanser Verlag, München
ISBN 978-3-552-05697-8
2014
€ 24,90

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Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain

A compelling history of women in seventeenth century espionage, telling the forgotten tales of women from all walks of life who acted as spies in early modern Britain.

Nadine Akkerman has immersed herself in archives and letter collections, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long been hidden by history.

It would be easy for the modern reader to conclude that women had no place in the world of early modern espionage, with a few seventeenth-century women spies identified and then relegated to the footnotes of history.

If even the espionage carried out by Susan Hyde, sister of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, during the turbulent decades of civil strife in Britain can escape the historiographer’s gaze, then how many more like her lurk in the archives?

Nadine Akkerman’s search for an answer to this question has led to the writing of Invisible Agents, the very first study to analyse the role of early modern women spies, demonstrating that the allegedly-male world of the spy was more than merely infiltrated by women.

This compelling and ground-breaking contribution to the history of espionage details a series of case studies in which women – from playwright to postmistress, from lady-in-waiting to laundry woman – acted as spies, sourcing and passing on confidential information on account of political and religious convictions or to obtain money or power.

The struggle of the She-Intelligencers to construct credibility in their own time is mirrored in their invisibility in modern historiography.

Akkerman has immersed herself in archives, libraries, and private collections, transcribing hundreds of letters, breaking cipher codes and their keys, studying invisible inks, and interpreting riddles, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long remained hidden by history.

Nadine Akkerman is Reader in early modern English Literature at Leiden University and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. She is author of the critically acclaimed Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain (OUP), and of The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (OUP), the third and final volume of which will be published in 2020, and is currently writing the definitive biography of Elizabeth Stuart. She has also published extensively on women’s history, diplomacy, and masques, and curated several exhibitions, including the popular Courtly Rivals at the Haags Historisch Museum. In 2017 she was elected to The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received a Special Recognition Award from the World Cultural Council.

Invisible Agents
Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain
Nadine Akkerman
Language: English
Oxford University Press
Hardcover
288 pages
Published: 12 July 2018
8 colour plates & 12 black and white images
234x156mm
ISBN-10: 0198823010
ISBN-13: 978-0198823018
£20.00

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Mauro Libertella – Mijn begraven boek

Iedereen krijgt er vroeg of laat mee te maken: het moment dat we beseffen dat onze ouders niet het eeuwige leven hebben.

“Mijn begraven boek’ is precies dat verhaal, geschreven in de meest precieze en mooiste van alle talen van de rouw. De geschiedenis van twee schrijvers en een gedeelde passie – de literatuur – die, voorbij de dood, hen in het leven met elkaar verbindt.

“Mijn begraven boek’ is het ontroerende verhaal over het leven en de dood van Mauro’s vader, Héctor Libertella, een van de vroegere cultschrijvers van Argentinië, en over de band die vader en zoon voorbij het sterfbed hebben.

 

Mauro Libertella
Mijn begraven boek
Literaire roman
Vertaald door Merijn Verhulst
Met een voorwoord van Carlos Fonseca
Taal Nederlands
Paperback met flappen
Verschijningsdatum augustus 2018
Karaat, Uitgeverij
1e druk
20,1 x 12,5 x 0,8 cm
ISBN 9789079770342
€ 17,95
W: www.uitgeverijkaraat.nl

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The Choice. Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger

It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz.

Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

The horrors of the Holocaust didn’t break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story.

“Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable…her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience, and generosity.”— Sheryl Sandberg

Edith Eva Eger
An eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps, Dr. Edith Eger has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She lives in La Jolla. The Choice is her first book.

“One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed.” — Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The Choice.
Embrace the Possible
by Edith Eva Eger
Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and 2018 Christopher Award
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Language: English
Hardcover: 304 pages
(September 5, 2017)
Paperback: 320 pages
(September 2018)

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Kafka’s Other Prague. Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic by Anne Jamison

Kafka’s Other Prague: Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic examines Kafka’s late writings from the perspective of the author’s changing relationship with Czech language, culture, and literature—the least understood facet of his meticulously researched life and work.

Franz Kafka was born in Prague, a bilingual city in the Habsburg Empire. He died a citizen of Czechoslovakia. Yet Kafka was not Czech in any way he himself would have understood. He could speak Czech, but, like many Prague Jews, he was raised and educated and wrote in German. Kafka critics to date have had little to say about the majority language of his native city or its “minor literature,” as he referred to it in a 1913 journal entry. Kafka’s Other Prague explains why Kafka’s later experience of Czech language and culture matters.

Bringing to light newly available archival material, Anne Jamison’s innovative study demonstrates how Czechoslovakia’s founding and Kafka’s own dramatic political, professional, and personal upheavals altered his relationship to this “other Prague.” It destabilized Kafka’s understanding of nationality, language, gender, and sex—and how all these issues related to his own writing.

Kafka’s Other Prague juxtaposes Kafka’s German-language work with Czechoslovak Prague’s language politics, intellectual currents, and print culture—including the influence of his lover and translator, the journalist Milena Jesenská—and shows how this changed cultural and linguistic landscape transformed one of the great literary minds of the last century.

Anne Jamison is an associate professor of English at the University of Utah.

Kafka’s Other Prague
Writings from the Czechoslovak Republic
by Anne Jamison
Publication Date June 2018
Northwestern University Press
Paper Text – $34.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-3720-2
Cloth Text – $99.95
ISBN 978-0-8101-3721-9
Categorie: Literary Criticism
208 pages

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