The Leading eBooks Store Online

for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, BlackBerry...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more
Browse our categories
  • Bestsellers - This Week
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pets
  • Bestsellers - Last 6 months
  • Games
  • Philosophy
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Books
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Political Science
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Body Mind & Spirit
  • House & Home
  • Reference
  • Business & Economics
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Computers
  • Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Science
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Law
  • Science Fiction
  • Current Events
  • Literary Collections
  • Self-Help
  • Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Sex
  • Education
  • Literary Fiction
  • Social Science
  • The Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Family & Relationships
  • Media
  • Study Aids
  • Fantasy
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Fiction
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Food and Wine
  • Performing Arts
  • True Crime
  • Foreign Language Books
History of German literature

  • Perspectives on Max Frischby Gerhard F. Probst; Jay F. Bodine

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Max Frisch, with his countryman Friederich Diirrenmatt, shares the place of eminence in contemporary Swiss literature. Indeed, he ranks high among the recent leading writers in the German language. But, although several of his works -- novels and plays -- have been translated into English, he remains little known in America. In this collection of... more...

  • A Mythic Journeyby Edward Diller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although The Tin Drum has often been called one of the great novels of the 20th century, most critics have been baffled in attempting to draw its apparent chaos into a single literary framework. Here is the full-length study to penetrate the brilliance of Gunter Grass's style and uncover the novel's mythopoetic core. In A Mythic Journey: Gunter... more...

  • Goethe and Rousseauby Carl Jr. Hammer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The profound impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Western thought has been frequently examined, yet the extent of Goethe's relationship to Rousseau has never before received thorough study. Carl Hammer Jr. here analyzes Goethe's works, paying particular attention to his mature production, to reveal the profound affinities of thought between these two... 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...

  • 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...

  • Korrespondenzen der Goethezeitby Leo von Seckendorf; Michael Grus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    As the editor of poetic paperbacks and literary journals, Leo von Seckendorf (1775-1809) was in written correspondence with nearly all the great authors from the period of the Late Enlightenment, to the Classical and the Romance periods. This vastly diverse correspondence, which has previously been only partially accessible, offers extensive... 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...

  • Nelly Sachs im Kontext ? eine ?Schwester Kafkas??by Florian Strob; Charlie Louth

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 42.95

    Nelly Sachs (1891?1970) galt vielen ihrer Zeitgenossen als wesentliche Stimme der deutschsprachigen Dichtung im 20. Jahrhundert. 1966 erhielt sie als erste deutschsprachige Schriftstellerin den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Trotz zahlreicher Bemühungen der letzten Jahre bleibt das Werk von Nelly Sachs in Deutschland weitgehend kaum gelesen und wenig bekannt.... more...

  • Robert Müller: Gesammelte Essays.by Günter Helmes

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 23.34

    Der Autor, Verleger und Publizist Robert Müller (1887-1924) gehörte zu den Impuls setzenden Persönlichkeiten der Wiener Literaturszene. Band 11 der Werkausgabe versammelt jene vier Österreich betreffenden, Österreich verherrlichenden Publikationen, die zwischen 1915 und 1917 selbstständig erschienen sind. Diese Essays, in denen ?Rasse? stets eine... more...