10 Paperbacks to Keep You Warm Through the Winter

As the temperatures drop, it’s the perfect time to settle down with a good book to keep warm. Here are 10 titles from our paperback program to make the long months of winter more interesting!


1. Exile and Return

2. Building Europe

3. Roman Drama and its Contexts

4. Reading Graphic Novels

5. The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

6. Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Works

7. The Multilingual Challenge

8. Towards a Theory of Epistemically Significant Perception

9. Traditional Chinese Medicine

10. Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging


 

Still searching for the perfect gift? With subjects ranging from Philosophy to Medicine and from Literature to History, each of the following books will make your time stuck inside fly by.  Now in paperback form, these titles are perfect to bring on any holiday travels, and you’ll always have something to bring up at the next party when the conversations slow down.

Of course, all paperbacks are available at your favorite bookseller as well as directly from De Gruyter. Click on the covers below to go directly to our online shop.

 

1. Exile and return

Ed. by Jonathan Stökl and Caroline Waerzeggers

This volume of essays seeks to exploit the various advances in knowledge of the Exilic and post-Exilic periods of the Hebrew Bible, using new material remains from the period and a wide range of cuneiform material that illuminates the economy, literary traditions, practices of literacy and the ideologies of the Babylonian host society.

 

2. Building Europe

by Wilfried Loth

In this book, Wilfried Loth analyses the birth and subsequent development of the European Union. He shines a light on the crises of the European integration, but also highlights the indubitable successes. What this study accomplishes, for the first time, is to illuminate the driving forces behind the European integration process and how it changed European politics and society.

 

3. Roman Drama and its Contexts

by Stavros Frangoulidis, Stephen J. Harrison, and Gesine Manuwald

This edited collection includes 33 contributions by an international team of scholars, discussing single plays or Roman dramatic genres in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation, the intellectual background and the later reception.

 

4. Reading Graphic Novels

by Achim Hescher

Distinguishing the graphic novel from other types of comic books has presented problems due to the fuzziness of category boundaries. This book presents an analytical framework for graphic novels beyond conventional narratology and finally discusses aspects of subjectivity, a focal paradigm in the latest research.

 

5. The German-Jewish Experience Revisited

by Steven E. Aschheim and Vivian Liska

This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience – their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews – and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry.

 

6. Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Work

Ed. by Johanna Hartmann, Christine Marks, and Hubert Zapf

This collection comprises essays from various interdisciplinary perspectives – e.g. literary scholarship, intermediality, art history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and medicine – to analyze and interpret the fictional and non-fictional works by Siri Hustvedt.

 

7. The Multilingual Challenge

Ed. by Ulrike Jessner-Schmid and Claire J. Kramsch, Claire J.

The contributors to this volume examine both the beneficial and the problematic aspects of multilingualism in various dimensions, that is, they address familial, educational, academic, artistic, scientific, historical, professional, and geopolitical challenges. 

 

8. Towards a Theory of Epistemically Significant Perception

Ed. by Nadja El Kassar

In this book Nadja El Kassar argues that an informed answer requires a novel theory of perception: perceptual experience involves conceptual capacities and consists in a relation between a perceiver and the world. 

 

9. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ed. by Dongpei Hu

This book provides an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine by illustrating the topics of visceral manifestation, etiology and pathology in a clear manner to readers. Clinical treatments are included to serve as references for practice.

 

10. Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging

by Florian Kläger and Klaus Stierstorfer (including an interview with Homi K. Bhabha)

Our globalized world is shaped by migration, with large numbers of individuals and groups or even nations on the move. Stable concepts of home and belonging have become the exception rather than the rule. Academic engagements with diaspora, too, have long attended more to the notion of dispersal rather than settlement. This book widens the traditional focus of diaspora studies by extending it to the diasporic construction of home and belonging. Including an interview with Homi K. Bhabha on the place of theory in diaspora studies, the volume aims at offering a new prospectus of the range and potential of academic work on the cultural formations of diaspora.

 

 

 If you’re looking for more paperbacks, for yourself or for a gift, degruyter.com has you covered with a complete list of paperback essentials here!

[Title Image by Osman Rana, via unsplash]

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