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  • 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...

  • Herder und die Künsteby Elisabeth Décultot; Gerhard Lauer

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 54.89

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2012; US$ 91.25

    Hauptbeschreibung 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;... 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...

  • Der englische Eulenspiegelby Anja Hill-Zenk

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 252.00

    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 with... more...

  • Der öffentliche Vaterby Claudia Nitschke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    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 the emotionalization... more...

  • Positionen der Germanistik in der DDRby Franz-Josef Holznagel; Jan Cölln

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This collected volume contains chapters on different generations of scholars and various academic institutions (universities, Academy of Sciences, National Research and Memorial Sites of Classical German Literature in Weimar, German Studies abroad). Differentiated revisions of research achievements in linguistic and literary studies and in the teaching... more...

  • Disziplinäre Dichtungby Alexander Nebrig

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    With the onset of modernity, the study of poetry emerged as a legitimate academic discipline. Conversely, authors became connected to a specialized discipline that organized and expanded knowledge about German literature. For the first time, the studies in this volume systematically discuss this connection using the philological practice and poetology... more...