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  • Autobiography of Goetheby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; John Oxenford

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) one can find the seed of most German thought, literature, science and theology. A hugely influential man, not only on Germany but on the rest of Europe, Goethe's best known work is the two-part play Faust . Goethe was a privy-councilor to the Duchy of Weimar and his interest in foreign literature... more...

  • Kafka's The Trialby Herberth Czermak

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99

    Kafka's books are filled with the blurring of reality and dreams. The "real" world is never enough for Kafka's characters, and they are always left yearning for a firm metaphysical anchor that they can never quite grasp. This book describes a man's persecution by an overwhelming power. more...

  • 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$ 16.66

    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...

  • Sentences and Rainby Elaine Equi

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Equi's poems are under the breath asides from your cleverest friendwitty, thoughtful, and wry. more...

  • Die Sonne liebt den Mondby Mohamed Abdel Aziz

    Diwan 2013; US$ 3.69

    Die Sonne hat sich verliebt in den Mond. Sie hat das Recht dazu, sich zu verlieben und geliebt zu werden; trotz ihrer wichtigen Aufgaben und dauernden Beschäftigungen. Sie ist dabei eine aussergewöhnliche Liebe zu erleben. Das Liebespaar Sonne und Mond hat sich entschlossen, ihre Liebesgeschichte zu erzählen durch die Veröffentlichung ihrer Liebesbriefe.... more...

  • Kampfhähne in der 8 bby Johannes O. Jakobi

    tredition 2013; US$ 4.64

    Nach den Sommerferien kommt ein neuer Schüler in die Klasse 8b. Leider reihen sich bereits an seinem ersten Schultag Fehler an Fehler, die später zu einer ganz schrecklichen Verkettung der Ereignisse führen werden. Fatalerweise verliebt sich Julian ausgerechnet in die Schwester seines größten Feindes. Die gemeinsamen Schulstunden werden nun genutzt,... more...