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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...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Mythography, Volume 3by Jane Chance

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 100.00

    With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal. Chance?s in-depth examination of works by the major writers of the period?including... more...

  • Bodenlosby Thomas Lang

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.80

    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...

  • XXby Marcel Beyer

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 10.66

    In seinen im November 2014 gehaltenen Poetikvorlesungen spricht Marcel Beyer über »die Löcher im Stoff der Wirklichkeit«, über Wirklichkeit also, die kein kontinuierliches Ganzes bildet, sondern aus Inseln (und Löchern) zusammenzusetzen ist und sich nicht zuletzt aus medialen Fiktionen speist. Er spricht über einen Tag im Herbst, an dem er in einem... more...

  • Studien zur Bodhisattvavadanakalpalataby Martin Straube

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 49.52

    In seiner Bodhisattvavadanakalpalata (?Magische Ranke gebildet aus Heldentaten des zukünftigen Buddha?) hat der kaschmirische Dichter Ksemendra im 11. Jh. n. Chr. alte Legenden von früheren Existenzen des Buddha in die Form einer klassischen Sanskritdichtung übertragen und damit ein herausragendes Beispiel einer im Buddhismus beliebten Literaturgattung... more...

  • Entschlossen führen und handelnby Heike Bruch

    Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 49.99

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  • Walter Boehlichby Helmut Peitsch; Helen Thein-Peitsch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 112.00

    Als Walter Boehlich 2006 starb, verwies das Spektrum der Nachrufe ? auf den Literaten und Publizisten über den Kritiker zum Polemiker, Aufklärer und Schulmeister: ?Prototyp des kritischen Intellektuellen? ? auf die wechselnden Orte, von denen aus Boehlich zur literarischen Kultur der Bundesrepublik beitrug: Literaturwissenschaft und Literaturkritik,... more...