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Literary history and criticism

  • Alchemie und Poesieby Joachim Telle; Didier Kahn; Wilhelm Kühlmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 202.42

    The studies presented in ?Alchemy and Poetry? constitute an 'alchemical Parnassus' without parallel in the historiography of literature in the German language. This work documents for the first time a subset of early-modern points of intersection between natural history and poetry. Its position as a foundational work is assured by approx.... more...

  • Anleitung zur deutschen Poeterey. Poetby Augustus Buchner; Marian Szyrocki

    De Gruyter 1966; US$ 117.17

    Anleitung zur deutschen Poeterey. Poet more...

  • Anne Frankby Francine Prose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl ?Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion? ? Booklist (starred review) In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife , Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer , deftly parses the... more...

  • Barock-Humanismus: Krisen-Dichtungby Hans-Georg Kemper

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 149.14

    These volumes provide a comprehensive culture-historical survey of all the important German-speaking humanist poets of the 17th century. Each author is given a chapter to himself, comprising references to research, reception, and biography, as well as an overview of sacred and profane poetry, complete with analyses of representative works.... more...

  • Barock-Humanismus: Liebeslyrikby Hans-Georg Kemper

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 149.14

    These volumes provide a comprehensive culture-historical survey of all the important German-speaking humanist poets of the 17th century. Each author is given a chapter to himself, comprising references to research, reception, and biography, as well as an overview of sacred and profane poetry, complete with analyses of representative works.... more...

  • De fiere nachtegaalby Louis Peter Grijp; Frank Willaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 51.75

    Covers the various facets of Dutch medieval music until the year 1600 more...

  • Dichtungen der letzten Wanderjahre 1721-1723by Reiner Bölhoff

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    This volume presents 196 poems, letters, and drafts dating from the final 21 months of Günther?s life. During this time, Günther wrote new derisive verses, panegyrics, and wedding verses; spiritual poems for a devotional setting; and his well-known self-justification letter to his father. Despite illness and exhaustion, Günther was able... more...

  • Dutch Literature in the Age of Rembrandtby Maria A. Schenkeveld

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 44.95

    Dutch literature of the 17th century, while not as famous as other elements of the culture of the Dutch Golden Age, deserves independent focus, not only because of its own intrinsic worth, but also because of the evidence of strong social concern that it presents and the light it sheds on other aspects of the Golden Age. Despite this, outside the Netherlands... more...

  • A Family Occupationby Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    First English-language introduction to a strangely popular theme in contemporary Dutch literature. more...

  • Good Humor, Bad Tasteby Giselinde Kuipers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 42.57

    This is an updated edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke , published in 2006. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, it explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, social class, and national differences in the Netherlands and the United States. This edition includes... more...