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History of German literature

  • Ziemlich bester Schurkeby Josef Müller

    'fontis 2016; US$ 17.99

    Müllers Buch ist nur auf den ersten Blick ein pralles Gangster-Epos. Wer genauer hinsieht, entdeckt ein Buch der Weisheit und Selbsterkenntnis: den Bericht eines reichen Mannes, der alles verlieren musste, um den wahren Reichtum zu finden. more...

  • The Yieldby Paul North

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. At the same time, it is a powerful new entry in the debates about the supposed secularity of the modern age. Kafka is one of the most admired writers of the last century, but this book presents us with a Kafka few will recognize. It does so through a fine-grained... more...

  • Sebald's Visionby Carol Jacobs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    W. G. Sebald?s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. Through his inventive use of narrative form and juxtaposition of image and text, Sebald?s work has offered readers new ways to think about remembering and... more...

  • Sentences and Rainby Elaine Equi

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Equi's poems are under the breath asides from your cleverest friendwitty, thoughtful, and wry. more...

  • Käte Hamburgerby Andrea Albrecht; Claudia Löschner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Käte Hamburger is a major creative force in modern literary studies. Her theoretical work has contributed substantially to advancing the modernization and scientification of philology. Yet the world of literary scholarship has remained relatively unfamiliar with the theoretical and systemic contexts that were the inspiration for Hamburger?s... more...

  • Literarischer Stilby Elizabeth Andersen; Ricarda Bauschke-Hartung; Silvia Reuvekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The issue of ?style? has thus far played a minor role in the intensive debates regarding the historical poetics of medieval vernacular literature, even though it is such a critical element in the linguistic form of literary self-consciousness. The essays in this volume examine the phenomenology of linguistic form as an intrinsic element... more...

  • Studien zum mittelhochdeutschen 'Wartburgkrieg'by Jan Hallmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00

    The ?Wartburgkrieg? texts represent an exceptional phenomenon in Medieval German literature from both a formal and substantive perspective. The studies in this volume analyze the individual poems while considering the overarching question of how to properly categorize them in the history of German literature. The studies are supplemented... more...

  • Kriminalität erzählenby Jörg Schönert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Since the 1980s, philologists have cooperated with penal, social, and cultural historians to unearth factual and fictional interrelationships in stories about criminality. This volume presents research articles on the history of German-language prose literature from 1983 to 2007, illuminating new methodological approaches. more...

  • November 1742 - Februar 1744by Detlef Döring; Franziska Menzel; Rüdiger Otto; Michael Schlott

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 377.00

    The highlights of this volume include the celebration of the 200 th anniversary of Copernicus?s death. Political developments in Europe remain an important concern for Gottsched. He devotes close attention to the situation of German theater in his correspondence with actors and playwrights. The ?literary dispute? with Bodmer and Breitinger... more...

  • The Beauty of a Social Problemby Walter Benn Michaels

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem?s ?beauty and attraction? invisible. In  The Beauty of a Social Problem , Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist-photographers whose work speaks to questions of political... more...