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  • The Metamorphosisby Franz Kafka; Ian Johnston

    The Floating Press 2003; US$ 4.50

    The Metamorphosis begins almost comically. A man wakes up to find he has turned into an insect. But the claustrophobic, dirty room and the increasingly distressed narrator soon turn this into a tale of slow horror. Most horrifying of all is his family's reaction to his metamorphosis and their final solution to the problem. more...

  • Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Franz Kafka?s imagination so far outstripped the forms and conventions of the literary tradition he inherited that he was forced to turn that tradition inside out in order to tell his splendid, mysterious tales. Scrupulously naturalistic on the surface, uncanny in their depths, these stories represent the achieved art... more...

  • A Hangman's Diaryby Franz Schmidt

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career. A Hangman?s Diary is not only a collection of detailed writings by Schmidt about his work, but also an account of criminal procedure in Germany... more...

  • Hohe und niedere Literaturby Annie Bourguignon; Konrad Harrer; Franz Hintereder-Emde

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 74.65

    Im Zeichen kultureller Vielfalt und demokratischer Toleranz scheint sich die Grenze zwischen hoher und niederer Literatur heute aufzulösen. Verschwindet sie völlig? Auf jeden Fall ist sie durchlässiger als früher, so dass es häufig zu einer gegenseitigen Befruchtung ? aber zuweilen auch zu neuer Distanznahme ? kommt. Doch war eine Grenzüberschreitung... more...

  • The Classical Heritage in Islamby Franz Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The influence of classical antiquity on the religious disciplines, theology, mysticism and law of Islam cannot be overestimated. This work demonstrates the significance of the classical heritage by drawing together a great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. Professor... more...

  • Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithmsby Franz Rothlauf

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 209.00

    Provides an overview on the influence of problem representations on genetic and evolutionary algorithm (GEA) performance. This book summarizes knowledge regarding problem representations and describes how basic properties of representations, such as redundancy, scaling, or locality, influence the performance of GEAs and other optimization methods. more...

  • Psychologie und Psychotherapie für Schule und Studium: Ein praxisorientiertes Wörterbuch (German Edition)by Franz Sedlak

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    Über 60 Autor/innen informieren über Wissenswertes von Aggression bis Zwangsgedanken, von Arbeitstechniken bis Zeitmanagement, von der Ablöseproblematik bis zur Zielfindung! Über 30 "Werkstatt"-Berichte bieten Projekte, Falldarstellungen, Lern-, Gedächtnis- und Erfolgstipps. Der Autor erklärt 50 psychische Störungsbilder (z.B. Kontrollzwang), 40 Lösungsstrategien... more...

  • Amerika: The Missing Personby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he like to call his "American novel,: but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The Missing Person") in a letter to his fiancee, Felice... more...

  • View From Another Shoreby Franz Rottensteiner

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    A second edition, with a completely new contextual introduction and other new material, of a superb selection (first published in 1973 and for long out of print) of some of the best science fiction from continental Europe. Included are stories by Stanislaw Lem (Poland), Vsevolod Ivanov (Russia), Eurocon-award winner Adrian Rogoz (Romania), Herbert... more...

  • Diaries, 1910-1923by Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka?s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka?s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt, and his feelings of being an outcast. They offer... more...