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  • Der Kaufmann von Berlinby Walter Mehring; Georg-Michael Schulz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    Mehring?s drama, first staged by Erwin Piscator in 1929, caused the biggest theatre scandal of the Weimar Republic. It portrayed a diverse picture of the city of Berlin ? from the stock exchange to the ?Scheunenviertel? ? and a socio-political cross section through the German population after the First World War. The text, which also illustrates... more...

  • Alfred Döblinby Steffan Davies; Ernest Schonfield

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Alfred Döblin is one of the most important twentieth-century German writers. This volume reassesses the uniquely interdisciplinary quality of his texts, which are paradigms of the encounter between literary and scientific modernity. It analyses Döblin?s best-known literary works as well as his medical essays, political journalism and autobiographical... more...

  • Franz Kafkaby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    One of the most influential writers of this century, Kafka's work, most notably 'The Metamorphosis', 'The Castle', and 'The Trial', did not gain widespread recognition until after his death. Ages 15+. more...

  • The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis climaxes in the very first line-the protagonist has indeed been transformed. The critical questions lie in the interpretation of the change. Kafka has been said to have offered everything from a psychological parable of the Oedipal struggle to a caricature of psychological readings. In this collection of new critical... more...

  • Boccaccio und die deutsche Novellistikby Ursula Kocher

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 168.00

    Im allgemeinen gilt Goethe für den deutschen Sprachraum nach wie vor als der Begründer einer deutschen Novellistik, obwohl vermehrt darauf hingewiesen wird, daß es bereits vor ihm Erzähltexte gab, die als Novellen eingestuft werden können. Was theoretisch nicht reflektiert oder zumindest nicht als Phänomen erkannt wurde,... more...

  • E.T.A. Hoffmannby Detlef Kremer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 280.00

    E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) war ein universal begabter Künstler, Musiker, Jurist und Autor, dessen phantastische Erzählungen und romantische Kunstmärchen von maßgeblichem Einfluss auf die Weltliteratur waren. Den aktuellen Forschungsstand abbildend, informiert das Handbuch über seine vielfältigen Wirkungsbereiche, die... more...

  • Ulrich von Liechtensteinby Sandra Linden; Christopher John Young

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 280.00

    Ulrich von Liechtenstein is the composer and author of numerous minne songs, writings on the theory of courtly love and a fictitious autobiography (as a servant of women). He is best known for his Frauendienst [?Ladies? Service?]. The compendium on Ulrich von Liechtenstein documents our present-day knowledge of the life, times and work... more...

  • Ernst Wiechert im Gesprächby Leonore Krenzlin; Klaus Weigelt

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    The East Prussian (Masurian) author Ernst Wiechert (1887?1950), whose opposition against injustice and terror resulted in his internment in a concentration camp in 1938, is well-known as the author of ?Der Totenwald? [Forest of the Dead], an account of conditions in Buchenwald. He was one of the most popular novelists in the 20th century,... more...

  • Vormärz im Rheinlandby Bernhard Walcher

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This study analyzes and interprets exemplary poems and prose texts from the extensive work of the pre-revolutionary (Vormärz) author Gottfried Kinkel (1815-1882) from a historical and functional perspective. In addition, the work provides a (works) biographical outline of Kinkel's eventful life. Based on the texts, Kinkel's development... more...

  • The Diverby Alfred Neven DuMont

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    "A wonderfully melancholy, tight and precisely constructed novel." ?Berliner Morgenpost The Diver is a beautifully written and observed novel about Albert?eighty-two and suffering from Parkinson's, following the death of his beloved twenty-year-old daughter, Glorie, who disappeared during a scuba dive off the Cayman Islands. Glorie had... more...