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  • The Cambridge Companion to Ibsenby James McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    In this 1994 book sixteen chapters explore Ibsen's life and work and his influence on the modern theatre, with supporting reference material. more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 3.95

    When A Doll's House was first published in 1879 it created a sensation. The play follows the ordinary life of a housewife. Gradually the tensions within her marriage become clear and build to a final, stunning action. The play is widely studied because of its sharp critique of 19th century marriage norms, and its feminist tendencies. more...

  • Ghostsby Henrik Ibsen; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Fearing rejection by her community, Helene Alving stayed with her philandering husband up until his death. She finds out that her son Osvald not only has congenital syphilis, but is in love with the maid without knowing she is his half-sister. Eventually Mrs. Alving must face the cruel choice of euthanizing her own son as he descends into a syphilitic... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Edmund Gosse; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler was first published in 1890. Despite premiering the next year to negative reviews, the play since been hailed as a classic work of realism, with the character Hedda being considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles; a female Hamlet. Gabler is actually the character's maiden... more...

  • Herder und die Künsteby Elisabeth Décultot; Gerhard Lauer

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 45.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Johann Gottfried Herder spielt eine zentrale Rolle für die Entstehung der Ästhetik und der Kunstgeschichte, die beide zu den grundlegenden geistesgeschichtlichen Neuerungen des 18. Jahrhunderts gehören. Er war nicht nur ein aufmerksamer Leser und Kritiker der wichtigsten Autoren, die sich mit dieser Materie befassten, wie etwa Winckelmann,... more...

  • Deutschsprachige Literatur(en) seit 1989by Norbert Otto Eke; Stefan Elit

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 84.87

    Zwei Jahrzehnte nach dem Ende der deutsch-deutschen Teilung scheint es an der Zeit, sich der/den deutschsprachigen Literatur/en seit 1989 allgemeiner und grundsätzlicher zuzuwenden. Das vorliegende Sonderheft der ZfdPh richtet den Blick auf die Entwicklungen und Transformationen dieser neuesten Literaturepoche in statu nascendi; zugleich stellt es... more...

  • The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Edith Nesbit

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99

    The well-known Brothers Grimm are famous for writing the world's greatest fairy tales. This excellent collection has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and with easy navigation to your favourite tales is an excellent addition to any bookshelf.… more...

  • Tales from the Brothers Grimmby Brothers Grimm; Lisbeth Zwerger

    minedition 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Brothers Grimm are famous throughout the world for their tales and legends, which have been translated, retold, and illustrated by myriad authors and artists. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children?s books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to... more...

  • Der englische Eulenspiegelby Anja Hill-Zenk

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 266.00

    The study investigates Eulenspiegel , the European bestseller of the Early Modern Age. The history of its dissemination in England shows how strongly book printing there in the 16th century was predominated by German printers and sellers and demonstrates how a ?German? figure was received in England. The study presents that period's fascination... more...

  • Der öffentliche Vaterby Claudia Nitschke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    From the time it emerged in the 18th century until its collapse in the 20th century, the model of the bourgeois father held a central place in politics and literature. For the first time, the present study systematically examines the history of this construct with a focus on the interplay between the mechanisms of paternal authority and... more...