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  • Pollockby Donald Wigal

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 3.50

    Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World... more...

  • Wilhelm Raabe zwischen Heldenepos und Liebesromanby Heiko Ullrich

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 171.97

    In 1898 Wilhelm Raabe proclaimed his historical narrative Hastenbeck to be the ?companion piece? to his 1888 novel Odfeld : ?In the wake of the Iliad from the Duchy of Braunschweig comes the Odyssey from the Duchy of Braunschweig.? By tracing how Raabe drew on the archetypes of the heroic epic ( The Iliad ), the love story ( The Odyssey... more...

  • Was ein Poëte kan!by Stefanie Arend; Claudius Sittig; Sonja Glauch; Martin Klöker

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 171.97

    Paul Fleming (1609?1640) gehört zu den bedeutenden Dichtern der Frühen Neuzeit, schon seine Zeitgenossen haben ihn in einer Reihe mit Martin Opitz genannt. Der vorliegende Sammelband dokumentiert eine internationale Fachtagung aus Anlass seines 400. Geburtstags. Er versammelt Beiträge, die Flemings Werk dezidiert auf literaturgeschichtliche... more...

  • Kafka-Lektürenby Gerhard Neumann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.72

    The study of Kafka has been a respected field of research for many decades, and Gerhard Neumann is the best-known Kafka scholar. The present book documents the findings that have emerged over Neumann?s more than forty years of engagement with Kafka?s works. By exploring both thematic and editorial relationships, this volume provides two... more...

  • Stefan George und sein Kreisby Achim Aurnhammer; Wolfgang Braungart; Stefan Breuer; Ute Oelmann; Birgit Wägenbaur; Kai Kauffmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 525.75

    This handbook offers the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of Stefan George and his inner circle. It systematically addresses not only the internal network, but also the external effect of the individuals. For this purpose, the contributors critically analyzed the body of research, which has been consistently increasing... more...

  • Carl Einstein und die europäische Avantgarde/Carl Einstein and the European Avant-Gardeby Nicola Creighton; Andreas Kramer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 107.46

    This collection of essays investigates the relationship, as fraught as it is fascinating, between writer and art theorist Carl Einstein (1885-1940) and the European avant-garde. Einstein's significance for avant-garde aesthetics and his role in primitivism are probed in light of recent approaches to avant-garde studies, such as post-colonialism... more...

  • Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine / Hin und herby Ödon von Horváth; Nicole Streitler-Kastberger; Martin Vejvar

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 396.73

    Mit den beiden Stücken Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine (1933) und Hin und her (1934) lotet Horváth in politisch prekären Zeiten die Möglichkeiten der Komödienform nach zwei Richtungen aus. Eine Unbekannte aus der Seine schließt an seine großen Volksstücke an, doch verleiht der Autor der ?Komödie? eine noch stärkere tragische Grundierung.... more...

  • Ingeborg Bachmanns 'Ein Ort für Zufälle'by Christian Däufel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 161.22

    Ingeborg Bachmann?s Berlin speech Ein Ort für Zufälle (?A Place for Coincidences?), given on the occasion of accepting the Georg Büchner prize in 1964, remains an enigmatic, difficult to classify document of post-war German-language literature, and has been the subject of considerable controversy. The present commentary provides an introduction... more...

  • Wandlungen und Neuansätze im 13. Jahrhundertby Joachim Heinzle

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 107.46

    Dieser Teilband verfolgt die Entwicklung von den zwanziger Jahren des 13. Jahrhunderts, in denen mit Wolfram und Walther die letzten Dichter aus der »Blütezeit« der mhd. Literatur gestorben sind, bis gegen 1280/90. In diesem Zeitraum wandeln sich die alten Gattungen, und es entstehen wichtige neue: Rechtsprosa, Prosa der Geschichtsschreibung,... more...

  • Grenzübertretungenby Peter Schmucker

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 139.72

    There is no question that intertextuality plays an enormous role in the work of W. G. Sebald. This investigation takes up the question of its function in the context of Sebald?s poetics. A close reading of his literary scholarship reveals that quotations in his work are intended both to guide reception by mystifying the texts, and to create... more...