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  • The True Story of My Lifeby Hans Christian Andersen; Mary Howitt

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 8.95

    From the translator: No literary labor is more delightful to me than translating the beautiful thoughts and fancies of Hans Christian Andersen. My heart is in the work, and I feel as if my spirit were kindred to his; just as our Saxon English seems to me eminently fitted to give the simple, pure, and noble sentiments of the Danish mind. This True Story... more...

  • The Robbersby Friedrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Fans of classic European melodrama will love The Robbers. Originally staged in the late eighteenth century, this play -- which follows the feud between brothers in an aristocratic German family -- was a blockbuster success that propelled Friedrich Schiller to the height of literary fame. The Robbers was later adapted into an equally renowned opera... more...

  • Mary Stuartby Fredrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    This work details the dramatic final days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The action opens with Mary's unjust imprisonment and ends with her execution, which is ultimately ordered by Mary's morally conflicted cousin, Queen Elizabeth of England. Schiller's play is widely regarded as one of the finest literary distillations of these controversial... more...

  • Bodenlosby Thomas Lang

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.02

    Eine kleine Stadt in den Achtzigerjahren, Schüler in einer Stimmung zwischen Angst und Erwartung, Angst vor Atomraketen, gegen die sie auf große Friedensdemos ziehen, und Erwartung, was ihre Zukunft, die Liebe, den Aufbruch ins Leben anbelangt, Der achtzehnjährige Jan, die Hauptfigur in Thomas Langs Roman, bewundert seine ältere Schwester An, die sich... more...

  • Poems of Rainer Maria Rilkeby Ranier Maria Rilke; Jessie Lamont

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Considered one of most significant literary figures of his era, Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke served as a bridge between the themes and styles of the Romantic period and the concerns and anxieties that would give rise to modernism in the twentieth century. This collection brings together dozens of Rilke's most popular and critically acclaimed... more...

  • Herr Lehmann zieht Leineby Robert Schmidt; Christoph Hodgson

    Klartext Verlag 2015; US$ 6.67

    Herr Lehmann - ein Rauhaardackel wie er im Buche steht: Klug, witzig und charmant, manchmal auch dickköpfig und stur, erklärt er die einfachsten Dinge und erzählt aus seinem Alltag. Nach ?Herr Lehmann? und ?Neues von Herrn Lehmann? liegt nun das dritte Buch über die Erlebnisse des Rauhaardackels aus Thüringen vor: ?Herr Lehmann zieht Leine?. Damit... more...

  • Figurationen des Polnischen im Werk Theodor Fontanesby Alexandra Dunkel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study addresses the textual modeling of the Polish language in the works of Theodor Fontane, examining diachronic shifts as well as thematic and narrative constants. Against the backdrop of Poland?s conflicted connection with Prussian history, the author shows that across genres, Poland was made into a major political-aesthetic phenomenon... more...

  • «Mirabile è anche un granello di polvere»by Laura Bignotti

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 22.51

    L'ampia raccolta di poesie intitolata Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott di Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747) celebra le meraviglie del mondo attraverso la minuziosa descrizione di ogni elemento della natura, ritratta nelle infinite variabili della sua bellezza e presentata quale generoso dono di un benevolo Creatore. Pubblicata in nove volumi a partire... more...

  • Maria, Kaiserin von Russlandby Marianna Butenschön

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 37.52

    Von Mömpelgard nach St. Petersburg. Als Sophie Dorothea von Württemberg (1759-1828) im Alter von knapp 17 Jahren den einzigen Sohn Katharinas der Großen heiratete und den Namen Maria Fjodorowna erhielt, konnte sie nicht ahnen, dass ein Leben voller Schicksalsschläge vor ihr lag: Fünf ihrer zehn Kinder starben vor ihr. Kaiser Paul I., ihr Mann, wurde... more...