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  • Body-and Image-Spaceby Sigrid Weigel

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    The last decade has seen a new wave of interest in philosophical and theoretical circles in the writings of Walter Benjamin. In Body-and Image-Space Sigrid Weigel, one of Germany's leading feminist theorists and a renowned commentator on the work of Walter Benjamin, argues that the reception of his work has so far overlooked a crucial aspect of his... more...

  • Complex Schedulingby Sigrid Knust

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 129.00

    Presents models and algorithms for complex scheduling problems. This book discusses resource-constrained project scheduling problems with applications, as well as job-shop problems with flexible machines, transportation or limited buffers. It also describes the methods for calculating lower bounds, and illustrates the algorithms using examples. more...

  • Literarhistorische Filmbiographienby Sigrid Nieberle

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    The first biopics of poets were shown in cinemas in the USA in 1909 and in Germany in 1912. Since these early beginnings, a constant and rich tradition has developed of biopics of figures from literary history. This study is the first to carry out a longitudinal and lateral study of the genre. "Poet films" as they are called not only provide... more...

  • The People's Peking Manby Sigrid Schmalzer

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing ?superstition? and establishing... more...

  • The Axeby Sigrid Undset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Set in 13th-century Norway,  The Axe  is the first volume in Undset's epic tetralogy,  The Master of Hestviken . In it, we meet Olav Audunsson and Ingunn Steinfinnsdatter, who were betrothed as children and raised as brother and sister. In the heedlessness of youth, they become lovers, unaware that their ardor will forge the first link in a chain of... more...

  • The Snake Pitby Sigrid Undset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Set in medieval Norway, the books follow Olav and Ingunn, who, though raised as brother and sister, have become lovers in a world caught between the fading sphere of pagan worship and vendettas and the expansion of Christianity. more...

  • The Son Avengerby Sigrid Undset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Powerfully written and filled with magnificent vignettes of the daily life of a medieval estate, 'The Son Avenger' suggests a Greek tragedy whose vision of fate coexists with a Christian sense of suffering and forgiveness. And in the somber, twilight figure of 'Olav the Bad, ' Undset has created an antihero as moving as Oedipus or Lear. more...

  • In the Wildernessby Sigrid Undset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    It is Norway in the thirteenth century, a land rent by unremitting warfare and feebly lit by Christianity. Olav Audunsson was once an outlaw; now he is a man of wealth and stature. But he is haunted by the memory of crimes for which there is no easy atonement and by losses that may never be redeemed. more...

  • Salvation Cityby Sigrid Nunez

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Last of Her Kind , a breakout novel that imagines the aftermath of pandemic flu, as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy uncertain of his destiny. His family's sole survivor after a flu pandemic has killed large numbers of people worldwide, Cole Vining is lucky to have found refuge with... more...

  • Wolf Haas und sein kriminalliterarisches Sprachexperimentby Sigrid Nindl

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2009; US$ 46.47

    Was macht die besondere Wirkung der Sprache von Wolf Haas in seinen Simon-Brenner-RomanenTextstrukturen verwendet er? Was sind Besonderheiten der Erzähler- und der Figurenrede? Welche weiteren Schreibstrategien sind charakteristisch? Diesen Fragen widmet sich die vorliegende Arbeit. Die Untersuchung des vollständig digitalisierten Corpus beinhaltet... more...