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History of German literature

  • Meienbergs Tod / Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern / Der Busby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.10

    Dieser Band präsentiert die drei bislang wichtigsten Stücke des jungen Dramatikers. »Mit »Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« stürmt Lukas Bärfuss die deutschen Bühnen«, schrieb »Die Welt«; und das Schweizer Radio feierte das Stück als »Sternstunde des Theaters«. 2015 kam der Film »Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern« (Regie: Stina... more...

  • Tropus und Erkenntnisby Yvonne Al-Taie

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 63.97

    Biographische InformationenDr. Yvonne Al-Taie ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Neuere deutsche Literatur und Medien der Universität Kiel. ReihePalaestra Untersuchungen zur europäischen Literatur - Band 341 more...

  • A Stranger in My Own Countryby Hans Fallada

    Wiley 2015; US$ 25.00

    ‘I lived the same life as everyone else, the life ofordinary people, the masses.’ Sitting in a prison cell in theautumn of 1944, Hans Fallada sums up his life under the NationalSocialist dictatorship, the time of ‘inwardemigration’. Under conditions of close confinement, inconstant fear of discovery, he writes himself free... more...

  • 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$ 10.65

    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$ 49.48

    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...

  • Stefan Zweig and World Literatureby Birger Vanwesenbeeck; Mark H. Gelber

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    A new critical assessment of the works of the Austrian-Jewish author, in whom there has been a recent resurgence of interest, from the perspective of world literature. more...