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  • 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...

  • Die deutsche Griseldaby Achim Aurnhammer; Hans-Jochen Schiewer

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 158.41

    This collective volume documents the German reception of the last novella of Boccaccio's Decameron . It is about Griselda, a poor daughter of a peasant, whom the Marquis Gualtieri marries and subsequently repudiates and humiliates in an inhumane way. Finally, after being subjected to numerous trials which she endures patiently, she is... more...

  • Die ?historische? Dietrichepikby Elisabeth Lienert

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 158.41

    The so-called ?historical? Dietrich epics, the thirteenth-century Middle High German heroic epics dealing with Dietrich von Bern (Verona), the corresponding saga of the Ostrogoth king Theoderic the Great, tells of Dietrich?s warring conflicts with his uncle Ermanaric to gain the rule of Northern Italy. The monograph elucidates the text... 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...

  • Brecht and East Asian Theatreby Anthony Tatlow; Tak-wai Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 21.00

    This book contains unique information about Berrolt Brecht and East Asian theatre. It focuses in particular on China and offers first and detailed accounts of important Brecht productions from those directly involved. Hence it grants remarkable insight into the problems of modern Chinese thaetre and its relationship to Western theatre and into possible... more...

  • Hermann Hesseby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • Autumn Leaves & The Ring: Poems By Frithby Frithjof Schuon

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    During the last three years of his life Frithjof Schuon wrote approximately 3,500 short poems in his mother tongue German. These poems, which have been called ?metaphysical music,? cover every possible aspect of spiritual doctrine, practice and virtue, as well as the role and function of beauty. They express every conceivable subtlety of spiritual... more...

  • Wiederholung und Variation als poetisches Prinzipby Susanne Flecken-Büttner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 147.84

    The high aesthetic appeal of Gottfried of Strasbourg?s Tristan is due to the diverse relationships of repetition and variation with which this medieval romance is organized on various levels and which create a unique sense of poetic beauty and density. The monograph shows how the impulses of perception, assessment and understanding emanating... more...

  • Körper, Gehirne, Geneby Anna Alissa Ertel

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 158.41

    German poetry of the 1990s is characterized by an intense examination of its relationship with the sciences. This book focuses on the works of the authors Durs Grünbein and Ulrike Draesner, two of the most important contemporary German poets, who increasingly take up scientific questions and motifs in their poems and essayistic texts on... more...

  • Frankreich Jahrbuch 2006by dfi - Deutsch-Französisches Institut

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 44.38

    Kommunikation als Form politischen Handelns ist in den letzten Jahren zunehmend Gegenstand sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschungen geworden, doch kaum mit Blick auf Frankreich. Das Frankreich Jahrbuch 2006 schließt diese Lücke. Es versammelt im Themenschwerpunkt Beiträge zum französischen Typus der Regierungskommunikation, zu Strategien politischer Überzeugungsarbeit,... more...