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History of German literature

  • "Dearest Georg": Love, Literature, and Power in Dark Timesby Veza & Elias Canetti; Karen Lauer; David Dollenmayer

    Other Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a ?functional? marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering fromtuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where... more...

  • "Escape to Life"by Eckart Goebel; Sigrid Weigel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 175.83

    After 1933, New York City gave shelter to many leading German and German-Jewish intellectuals. This compendium, adopting the title of a volume published by Klaus and Erika Mann in 1939, explores the impact the US, and NYC in particular, had on these authors as well as the influence they in turn exerted on US intellectual life. Moreover,... more...

  • "Geschenke an Aufmerksame"by Irene Fußl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 87.89

    This book provides access to the Jewish mystic side of selected poems by Paul Celan. The reader is led to a crossing point in the poem with the poet's consciously or unconsciously instilled cultural knowledge. Here an interpretation is proposed which correlates with the poet?s cultural knowledge and reading experience. Thus many of Celan?s... more...

  • "Heil dem Bürger des kleinen Städtchens"by Carsten Behle

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 120.86

    Proceeding from an examination of basic tenets in systems theory, the author sets out to review received assumptions about the history of idyllic literature in the 18th century. Consideration of the social theories underlying the idyll as a literary genre casts a different light on the source material from Geßner to Goethe, revealing that... more...

  • "High" und "low"by Thomas Wegmann; Norbert Christian Wolf

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 120.86

    The history of aesthetics portrays the relationship between ?high? and ?low?, i.e. between high and popular culture, as being strongly antagonistic. On the other hand crossovers to ?illegitimate? forms of art, the integration of various forms of non-art and a striking appreciation of ?accessory parts? or the supposedly secondary have become... more...

  • "Meine Gefängnisse": Tagebücher 1943 - 1945by Emil Alphons Rheinhardt; Dominique Lassaigne; Uta Schwarz; Jean-Louis Georget

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 109.87

    The Vienna-born writer Emil Alphons Rheinhardt (1889?1945) was was arrested in France in 1943 and then deported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died shortly before the liberation. Rheinhardt?s notes from the Gestapo prisons bear witness to a long-forgotten humanist who believed in the peacemaking power of culture. more...

  • 'ihrem Originale nachzudenken'by Helmut Berthold

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 87.89

    Although Lessing translated from the major European languages, and translation became a subject of literary criticism in the 18th century for the first time, Lessing?s role in this has seldom been examined. The present volume contains papers on Lessing?s theory and practice of translation, on his translations of individual authors, and on... more...

  • The ‘Air of Liberty’by Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00

    The Caribbean imagination as framed within a Dutch historical setting has deep Portuguese-African roots. The Seven Provinces were the first European power, in the first half of the 17th century, to challenge the Iberian countries directly for a share in the slave trade. This book analyzes the philosophy underlying this transoceanic link, when contacts... more...

  • ¡Juguemos! (Let's Play)by Sara A. Johnson

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Did you know that you use subtraction when you play games? Everything from picking a winning team, jumping rope, and playing hopscotch uses subtraction. See subtraction in action as you read this book! 32pp. more...

  • 1731-1733by Johann Christoph Gottsched; Detlef Döring; Rüdiger Otto; Michael Schlott; Franziska Menzel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 273.72

    Dieser zweite Band der Briefedition zeigt, dass Gottsched bereits in den frühen 1730er Jahren eine einflussreiche Position im akademisch-kulturellen Leben Leipzigs einnahm. Dies dokumentieren seine Universitätskarriere und sein Wirken als Senior der Deutschen Gesellschaft. Der Briefwechsel gibt genaue Einblicke in die Arbeit dieser ersten... more...