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History of German literature

  • Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-1766)by Eric Achermann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Johann Christoph Gottsched gehört unbestritten zu den zentralen Figuren der deutschen Frühaufklärung. Wie wohl kein anderer vor und nach ihm hat er die Entwicklung der deutschsprachigen Sprach-, Rede-, Dicht- und Bühnenkunst geprägt, geleitet von der festen Absicht, diesen Künsten wo möglich eine wissenschaftliche Begründung, eine überschaubare kritische... more...

  • Texte zum Sprechen bringenby Christiane Ackermann; Ulrich Barton; Anne Auditor; Susanne Borgards

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00

    „Texte zum Sprechen bringen“ - dies erfordert philologische Genauigkeit ebensowohl wie interpretatorischen Weitblick, beides Tugenden, die Paul Sappler in hervorragendem Maße auszeichnen. Dem hiermit vorgegebenen Leitbild suchen die über 30 Aufsätze der Paul Sappler zu seinem 70. Geburtstag gewidmeten Festschrift nahezukommen. Sie stammen... more...

  • The Turkish Turn in Contemporary German Literatureby Leslie A. Adelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    Challenging the commonplace that suspends migrants "between two worlds," this study turns a refreshingly curious eye to complex cultural relations and literary novelties wrought by Turkish migration to Germany as the world at large turns to a new telling of time. more...

  • Correspondence 1930-1940by Gretel Adorno; Walter Benjamin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    We must see to it that we put the best of ourselves in our letters; for there is nothing to suggest that we shall see each other again soon. So wrote Walter Benjamin to Gretel Adorno in spring 1940 from the south of France, shortly before he took his own life. The correspondence between Gretel Adorno and Walter Benjamin, published here in its complete... more...

  • The Thing and Artby Arvydas Aeliogeris; Robertas Beinartas

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 47.60

    On the grounds of the interpretation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry and Paul Cézanne’s paintings the book attempts to approach the work of art as a thing. This lets to overcome a one-sided aesthetical interpretation of the origin of the work of art and to indicate its place in the cosmos of uncreated, i.e. not hominized things. So, the... more...

  • Handbuch Nachkriegskulturby Elena Agazzi; Erhard Schütz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    Das Handbuch erschließt die in den letzten Jahren zunehmend komplexer werdende Forschung zur Kultur im Nachkriegsdeutschland (1945–1962). Virulente Themenkomplexe wie Krieg, Trümmer, Heimkehr, Flucht, Vertreibung, Schuld, Alltag, Religion usw. werden anhand exemplarischer Werke systematisch aufgearbeitet, wobei fiktionale Literatur, Sachbuch... more...

  • Death in Veniceby Will Aitken

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    A Queer Film Classic on Luchino Visconti’s lyrical 1971 film adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel. more...

  • Käte Hamburgerby Andrea Albrecht; Claudia Löschner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Käte Hamburger – deren Todestag sich im April 2012 zum zwanzigsten Mal gejährt hat – zählt zu den bedeutenden Anregerinnen der modernen Literaturwissenschaft. Ihre theoretischen Arbeiten sind immer wieder als innovative, radikal mit der Tradition brechende Impulse gewertet worden, die die Modernisierung und Szientifizierung der Philologien... more...

  • 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...

  • Satire and Society in Wilhelmine Germanyby Ann Taylor Allen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II was a transitional period in German history when the traditions of the nineteenth century were coming into conflict with the emerging cultural, social, and political patterns of the twentieth century. The resulting tensions were clearly reflected in the period's leading satirical journals, Kladderadatsch and Simplicissimus... more...