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Literary Criticism

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Literary Criticism


The Nordic Mind: Current Trends in Scandinavian Literary Criticism, Andersen, Frank Egholm; Weinstock, John (Eds.)
1 Andersen, Frank Egholm; Weinstock, John (Eds.)The Nordic Mind: Current Trends in Scandinavian Literary Criticism
Lanham, MD University Press of America 1986 0819156922 / 9780819156921 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Green paperback. 392 pages. Notes & bibliographic references. ~ Book is clean, tight, no edge wear. Approximately 15 pages in one article in the Norwegian literature section, each have corner creases and a few lines of underlining and/or brackets and an occasional note. Remaining text is unmarked. ~~ Because the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have a fine body of literature and literary criticism that is available only in their respective native languages, the editors have compiled of "some of the finest criticism produced in the five countries over the past two decades," translated in to English for this book. There is an introductory article for each country as well as three to six articles of literary criticism. Following are five sample article titles, one for each country. DENMARK: "Karen Blixen's Place in Modern European Literature." FINLAND: "The Roots of the Finnish War Novel." ICELAND: "A Critical Review of Jakobina Sigurdardottir's 'The Living Water'." NORWAY: "The Attack That Changed To a Defense: Femininity, Love and the Nuclear Family in Sigrid Undset's 'Jenny'." SWEDEN: "The Shortcuts of Thought: On Strindberg's Anthropology." This book was produced with grant funds from the Nordic Cultural Foundation. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Myths, Legends, and Heros: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature, Anlezark, Daniel (Ed.)
2 Anlezark, Daniel (Ed.)Myths, Legends, and Heros: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2011 0802099475 / 9780802099471 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 6.25" x 9.5" 
First printing. Black textured binding with silver spine titling, gray endpapers. 272 pages. Bibliography. Index. ~Book is fine and unread in a fine dust jacket, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ A collection of quality critical essays from top-rank specialist-scholars of Old-Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature, which "explore the translation and transmission of Norse myth, the use of literature in society and authorial self-reflection, the place of myth in the expression of family relationships and recurrent motifs in Northern literature. The essays . . . include an examination of the theme of sibling rivalry, an analysis of Christ's unusual ride into hell as found in both Old Norse and Old English, a discussion of Beowulf's swimming prowess, and an analysis of the poetry in Snorri Sturluson's 'Edda'." Book sections: TRANSFORMING PAGANISM (3 essays); USING POETRY (3 essays); LITERARY HISTORIES (2 essays); MOTIFS AND THEMES (4 essays). Includes an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Australian Collection: Australia's Greatest Books, Dutton, Geoffrey
3 Dutton, GeoffreyAustralian Collection: Australia's Greatest Books
North Ryde, NSW, Australia Angus & Robertson 1986 0207149615 / 9780207149610 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 9" x 12 1/2" 
First printing. Burnt orange cloth with gold titling on spine and on cover with decorative blocking. Mustard endpapers. 406 pages. Profuse color and black & white illustrations. Index of Authors and Titles. ~ Book is clean, straight, with light rubbing along bottom edges and head of spine. Front endpapers beginning to tear at lower part of the hinge, but this is a superficial flaw and the binding is intact and strong. (Please see bookseller photo.) Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is crisp and bright with no wear. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ An exemplary collection of classic fiction and nonfiction pieces from a wide range of Australian writers, representing a distillation of those which helped shape/reflect the image of Australia. Included are Watkin Tench, May Gibbs, C.E.W. Bean, Patrick White, Joan Lindsay, and A.B. Facey, to name a few. The compilation includes stories, biographies, humor, histories and children's works, and the pieces are accompanied by critical essays and biographies of the writers as well as their picture. The book also features a selection of paintings, photographs and drawings by eminent Australian artists, such as Frederick McCubbin, Russell Drysdale, and Norman Lindsay. This is a lovely book and a fine introduction to Australia's body of art and writing. Please note that this is an oversized and heavy book and may require an extra shipping charge, particularly for international orders. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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McSweeney's - Issue 35  (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), Eggers, Dave (editor)
4 Eggers, Dave (editor)McSweeney's - Issue 35 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)
San Francisco McSweeneys Ltd. 2010 193478172X / 9781934781722 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Jordan Crane; Robert Barnes 
Assumed first edition; no additional printings/impressions stated. Illustrated softcover with self-flaps; bottom (black) portion of cover made with heat-sensitive disappearing ink. 271 pages. Cover design and b & w illustrations by Jordan Crane. Color illustrations ("1,000 Lunch Bags") by Robert Barnes. ~ Book is near fine, with some rubbing on the top/bottom edges of the flap folds. ~~ This quarterly issue contains "tremendous new stories from Steven Millhauser ["Phantoms"] and Roddy Doyle ["Local"]; an epic, genre-shattering novella from Hilton Als ["His Sister, Her Monologue"]; and a really excellent special section on Norway's finest writers." - editors. Theater critic Hilton Als's story is only the second piece of fiction he has published (the first was in 1979). Also contains a short story by Patrick Crerand ["The Glory of Keys"]. The Norwegian author contributors include John Erik Riley and Mikkel Bugge [Introduction], Hans Herbjornsrud, Johan Harstad, Laila Stien, Roy Jacobsen, Tor Ulven, Ingvar Ambjornsen, Gunnhild Oyehaug, Frode Grytten, Per Petterson, and Flamme Forlag. This latter section makes for a wonderful introduction to contemporary Norwegian writing. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Northern Lights: Following Folklore in North-Western Europe, Essays in Honour of Bo Almqvist, O Cathain, Seamas (Editor)
5 O Cathain, Seamas (Editor)Northern Lights: Following Folklore in North-Western Europe, Essays in Honour of Bo Almqvist
Dublin University College Dublin Press 2001 1900621630 / 9781900621632 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed By Honoree and contributing Authors
Blue paper over boards; dark blue endpapers. 377 pages. Black & white illustrations. Notes. Index. ~Book is clean, square, with minor wrinkling at head/tail of spine. Interior pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is bright, with some light wrinkling/curling/wear along upper edge and at tail of spine and rear flap fold. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ This festschrift honors Bo Almqvist (1931- ?) on his 70th birthday, with contributions by colleagues and former students. Almqvist is a Swedish expert in medieval Norse literature and international folklore, and he devoted much of his career exploring the interface between the Norse and Celtic peoples and folk traditions. The essays in this book demonstrate the links between Ireland and Scandinavia in folklore and literature, and highlight themes, motifs, and ways in which "the exchange of cultural goods and cross-fertilization of ideas resulted from the interplay between the Celtic and Nordic peoples of north-western Europe." A sampling of the 28 essays include (titles only): Dreams in Old Norse and Old Irish Literature ; Mist, Magicians and Murderous Children: International Migratory Legends Concerning the 'Black Death' in Iceland ; Note on the Wading Giant in Irish and Welsh ; The Original Name of the Viking Settlement at Limerick ; The Irish Hobby Horse and the Icelandic Horse Dance [by Seamas O Cathain*] ; Confrontational Ghost-Laying in England and Denmark; Fer in the North Contree: 'With His Whole Heart' Revisited [by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne-Almqvist*] ; The Wedding Dance and the Bridal House in Faeroese Fold Tradition. ~~ This copy is distinguished in that it bears Bo Almqvist's signature on the title page as well as that of Editor/Contributor Seamus O Cathain and Contributor Eilis Ni Dhuibhne-Almqvist. A special volume of original scholarship. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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