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  • The Plays of Heinrich von Kleistby Seán Allan

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 35.00

    An accessible 1996 study of the plays of Heinrich von Kleist (1777?1811), whose work has been highly influential in contemporary German writing. more...

  • The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilkeby Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell; Stephen Mitchell; Robert Hass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    "This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Literatuur als noodzaakby G.F.H. Raat

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 52.90

    Over de schrijver Willem Frederik Hermans (1921-1995) en zijn werk zijn al talloze boeken geschreven. Literatuur als noodzaak is echter de eerste studie die de verschillende aspecten van zijn schrijverschap in hun onderlinge samenhang belicht. Aan de hand van zijn verhalende en beschouwende proza laat G.F.H. Raat zien hoe Hermans? poëtica, thematiek... more...

  • The Robbersby Friedrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    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...

  • Eine Kulturpoetik des Adels in der Romantikby Jochen Strobel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 238.00

    Spätestens seit der Französischen Revolution geriet ?Adel? als politisches Konzept in die Defensive. In den literarischen Texten wie auch in den Lebensläufen zahlreicher Autoren der Romantik ist der Adel dennoch erstaunlich präsent. Analysen zu Texten von Novalis, Tieck, Kleist, Brentano, Eichendorff u.a. erweisen, dass Bedeutungsaspekte... more...

  • The Druggist of Auschwitzby Dieter Schlesak; John Hargraves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    Dieter Schlesak's haunting novel The Druggist of Auschwitz ?beautifully translated from the German by John Hargraves?is a frighteningly vivid portrayal of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of criminal and victim alike. Adam, known as "the last Jew of Schäßburg," recounts with disturbing clarity his imprisonment at the infamous Auschwitz concentration... more...

  • Pop und Ironieby Christoph Rauen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    ?Vortäuschen, verstecken, Unsinn erzählen? - Pop beruht wesentlich auf Ironie als einer Form deklarierter Verstellung. Das gilt für die Popliteratur um 2000 wie für den theoretisch ambitionierten Musikjournalismus um 1980. Doch in den dazwischen liegenden Jahrzehnten haben sich die gesellschaftlichen und diskursiven Kontexte des Pop-Programms... more...

  • Brecht and East Asian Theatreby Anthony Tatlow; Tak-wai Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 21.00

    This book contains unique information about Berrolt Brecht and East Asian theatre. It focuses in particular on China and offers first and detailed accounts of important Brecht productions from those directly involved. Hence it grants remarkable insight into the problems of modern Chinese thaetre and its relationship to Western theatre and into possible... more...

  • Mary Stuartby Fredrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    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...

  • Hermann Hesseby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...