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  • Rilke-Handbuchby Manfred Engel; Dorothea Lauterbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2004; US$ 70.15

    Rilke hat "das deutsche Gedicht zum ersten Mal vollkommen gemacht", urteilte Robert Musil. Grund genug, Leben und Werk in einem eigenen Handbuch unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Von bleibender Aktualität, skeptisch gegenüber allen einseitig rationalen, psychologisch-soziologischen Welterklärungen entwirft Rilke ein Menschenbild mit rein poetischen... more...

  • Sailing by Starlightby Alex Capus; John Brownjohn

    Haus Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Alex Capus, in a riveting adventure story, sets out to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson?s "treasure island" really existed. more...

  • Bertolt Brecht in Americaby James K. Lyon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    This colorful account of Bertolt Brecht's move from Germany to America during the Hitler era explores his activities as a Hollywood writer, a playwright determined to conquer Broadway, a political commentator and activist, a social observer, and an exile in an alien land. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Ziemlich bester Schurkeby Josef Müller

    'fontis 2014; US$ 19.99

    Müllers Buch ist nur auf den ersten Blick ein pralles Gangster-Epos. Wer genauer hinsieht, entdeckt ein Buch der Weisheit und Selbsterkenntnis: den Bericht eines reichen Mannes, der alles verlieren musste, um den wahren Reichtum zu finden. more...

  • Concerning the Atlas of Scotlandby Tom Pow

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Tom Pow spent six months as writer in residence at the National Library of Scotland Map Library in Edinburgh. He was so inspired by the collection that they hold and by the stories that they tell that he wrote a collection of poetry based on that experience. Published by Polygon but with input from the National Library and illustrated with details... more...

  • The Republic of the Husbandby Lucy Tunstall

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    Lucy Tunstall?s striking debut collection features a cast of characters ranging from Paul Muldoon and Marianne Moore to Aunt Jane, who fell in love ‘in 1956, or thereabouts?, and Cousin Gillian, who keeps the family?s long-case clock in her caravan (‘Some people do not think this an appropriate arrangement?). Using a variety of registers and forms,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...