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- Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99
A compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre, by a leading expert in Scandinavian crime fiction This information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films, and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander (subject of three separate TV series)... more...
- 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 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...
- 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...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.51
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This study seeks to counteract the widespread claim that unlike Goethe?s Weimar stage, August Wilhelm Iffland ran the Berlin National Theater from 1796 to 1814 exclusively based on economic considerations. It examines the complex process of economic and aesthetic value formation in the theater and its environment. The analytic lens is... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
In response to the pluralism of turn-of-the-century literature, the German author Paul Ernst (1866?1933) sought to reestablish a form of tragedy based on ancient models. This study shows while Ernst tried to counter contemporary formal dissolution, his underlying religious-mystical tendencies sabotaged this effort. more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 29.61
Christoph Martin Wieland verhandelt in seinen Texten das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen dem normativen Ideal selbstloser Machtausübung und dem Projekt, sich selbst glücklich zu machen. Kann es Aufgabe politischer, philosophischer, pädagogischer und künstlerischer Autoritäten sein, ihre Subjekte glücklich zu machen? Wielands politischer Roman »Der goldne... more...