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  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love? , to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods.... more...

  • The Robbersby Friedrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Fans of classic European melodrama will love The Robbers. Originally staged in the late eighteenth century, this play -- which follows the feud between brothers in an aristocratic German family -- was a blockbuster success that propelled Friedrich Schiller to the height of literary fame. The Robbers was later adapted into an equally renowned opera... more...

  • Mary Stuartby Fredrich Schiller

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    This work details the dramatic final days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The action opens with Mary's unjust imprisonment and ends with her execution, which is ultimately ordered by Mary's morally conflicted cousin, Queen Elizabeth of England. Schiller's play is widely regarded as one of the finest literary distillations of these controversial... more...

  • Bodenlosby Thomas Lang

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.51

    Eine kleine Stadt in den Achtzigerjahren, Schüler in einer Stimmung zwischen Angst und Erwartung, Angst vor Atomraketen, gegen die sie auf große Friedensdemos ziehen, und Erwartung, was ihre Zukunft, die Liebe, den Aufbruch ins Leben anbelangt, Der achtzehnjährige Jan, die Hauptfigur in Thomas Langs Roman, bewundert seine ältere Schwester An, die sich... more...

  • Poems of Rainer Maria Rilkeby Ranier Maria Rilke; Jessie Lamont

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Considered one of most significant literary figures of his era, Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke served as a bridge between the themes and styles of the Romantic period and the concerns and anxieties that would give rise to modernism in the twentieth century. This collection brings together dozens of Rilke's most popular and critically acclaimed... more...

  • August Wilhelm Ifflands Berliner Bühneby Klaus Gerlach

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study seeks to counteract the widespread claim that unlike Goethe?s Weimar stage, August Wilhelm Iffland ran the Berlin National Theater from 1796 to 1814 exclusively based on economic considerations. It examines the complex process of economic and aesthetic value formation in the theater and its environment. The analytic lens is... more...

  • Form und Formauflösung der Tragödieby Zoe Ghyselinck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In response to the pluralism of turn-of-the-century literature, the German author Paul Ernst (1866?1933) sought to reestablish a form of tragedy based on ancient models. This study shows while Ernst tried to counter contemporary formal dissolution, his underlying religious-mystical tendencies sabotaged this effort. more...

  • Black Bottomby Martin Keune

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 6.47

    Berlin, 1930. Bei einem Giftgas anschlag auf den legendären Tanzpalast "Femina" am Tauentzien sterben elf Menschen. Auch Kriminalkommissar Sándor Lehmann kommt nur knapp mit dem Leben davon - denn eben noch stand er inkognito als Jazzmusiker auf der Bühne. Bei der Aufklärung des brisanten Falls hat er gleich zwei Probleme: Er muss zusehen,... more...

  • Pastoraleby Gesa Frömming

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 29.61

    Christoph Martin Wieland verhandelt in seinen Texten das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen dem normativen Ideal selbstloser Machtausübung und dem Projekt, sich selbst glücklich zu machen. Kann es Aufgabe politischer, philosophischer, pädagogischer und künstlerischer Autoritäten sein, ihre Subjekte glücklich zu machen? Wielands politischer Roman »Der goldne... more...