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History of German literature

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  • Pollockby Donald Wigal

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World... more...

  • Wandlungen und Neuansätze im 13. Jahrhundertby Joachim Heinzle

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 140.00

    Dieser Teilband verfolgt die Entwicklung von den zwanziger Jahren des 13. Jahrhunderts, in denen mit Wolfram und Walther die letzten Dichter aus der »Blütezeit« der mhd. Literatur gestorben sind, bis gegen 1280/90. In diesem Zeitraum wandeln sich die alten Gattungen, und es entstehen wichtige neue: Rechtsprosa, Prosa der Geschichtsschreibung,... more...

  • Grenzübertretungenby Peter Schmucker

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    There is no question that intertextuality plays an enormous role in the work of W. G. Sebald. This investigation takes up the question of its function in the context of Sebald?s poetics. A close reading of his literary scholarship reveals that quotations in his work are intended both to guide reception by mystifying the texts, and to create... more...

  • Joseph Roth - Zur Modernität des melancholischen Blicksby Wiebke Amthor; Hans Richard Brittnacher

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The literary oeuvre of Joseph Roth (1884?1939) presents and focuses on the disastrous political changes of the first half of the 20 th century like few others. The present volume compiles contributions that inquire the modernity of an author who has been mostly perceived as a traditionalist by literary scholars. The essays follow the... more...

  • Handbuch Nachkriegskulturby Elena Agazzi; Erhard Schütz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    This book discusses research on the culture of postwar Germany (1945?1962). Topics such as war, destruction, homecoming, flight, expulsion, guilt, daily life, and religion are explored systematically, using examples and by focusing on fiction, nonfiction, and film in the two German states. Historians and scholars in the field of literature... more...

  • Berthold Auerbach: Briefe an seinen Freund Jakob Auerbachby Berthold Auerbach; Hans Otto Horch

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 293.00

    Berthold Auerbach?s letters to Jakob Auerbach rank among the most important sources in German-Jewish literature. Over a span of more than 50 years (1830?1882), the writer confided to his friend and cousin, a Jewish educator, about the events of his personal life, which were inextricably bound up with the problems of Jewish emancipation.... more...

  • Robert Musil's 'The Man Without Qualities'by Philip Payne

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This, the first comprehensive study of The Man Without Qualities, guides the reader towards Musil's central concerns. more...

  • Hugo von Hofmannsthalby Benjamin Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Professor Bennett examines Hofmannsthal's work in the context of literary theory and the history of philosophy. more...

  • Literatur und Exilby Doerte Bischoff; Susanne Komfort-Hein

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This volume opens German-language research on exile to comparative and interdisciplinary studies on exile, and explores an expansion of historical and methodological perspectives that goes beyond the 1933 to 1945 time period and the long-predominant emphasis on anti-fascism. Impulses from other conceptual systems, such as post-colonialism,... more...

  • Griechenland-Imaginationenby Christopher Meid

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    This study examines German-language travelogues about Greece written between 1908 and 1962. This is the first time that an important element of German discourse on Greece has been made accessible, described in broad strokes, and thoroughly analyzed. The range of subjects considered in this volume ranges from the gushing displays of subjectivity... more...