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  • 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

    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 Druggist of Auschwitzby Dieter Schlesak; John Hargraves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Eine Kulturpoetik des Adels in der Romantikby Jochen Strobel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 181.11

    ?The frequent reference to nobility in literary texts as well as in the biographies of many authors of Romanticism is astonishing - whereas around 1800 nobility as a political concept had long been on the defensive. Analyses of texts of Novalis, Tieck, Kleist, Brentano, Eichendorff etc. show that aspects of meaning of "nobility" - such as... more...

  • Pop und Ironieby Christoph Rauen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 149.14

    ?Irony is a key feature of the pop literature around 2000 and of theoretically ambitious music journalism around 1980. But whereas the pop program of the 1980s still was integrated into emancipatory concepts of 'counterculture', this meaningful context has since then declined noticeably. As a consequence, problematic aspects of an unlimited... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Autumn Leaves & The Ring: Poems By Frithby Frithjof Schuon

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    During the last three years of his life Frithjof Schuon wrote approximately 3,500 short poems in his mother tongue German. These poems, which have been called ?metaphysical music,? cover every possible aspect of spiritual doctrine, practice and virtue, as well as the role and function of beauty. They express every conceivable subtlety of spiritual... more...

  • Von Kraftmenschen und Schwächlingenby Martin Blawid

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 149.14

    Die Arbeit widmet sich der Untersuchung literarischer Männlichkeitsentwürfe in deutschen und italienischen Dramentexten des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Auf der Grundlage einer historisch-epistemologischen Begriffsdefinition von ?Männlichkeit? sowie aktueller Theorieansätze der ?Männerforschung? im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert werden folgende Textbeispiele... more...