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  • The Yieldby Paul North

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. At the same time, it is a powerful new entry in the debates about the supposed secularity of the modern age. Kafka is one of the most admired writers of the last century, but this book presents us with a Kafka few will recognize. It does so through a fine-grained... more...

  • Sebald's Visionby Carol Jacobs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    W. G. Sebald?s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. Through his inventive use of narrative form and juxtaposition of image and text, Sebald?s work has offered readers new ways to think about remembering and... more...

  • Sentences and Rainby Elaine Equi

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Equi's poems are under the breath asides from your cleverest friendwitty, thoughtful, and wry. more...

  • Der Briefwechsel zwischen Sigmund von Birken und Johann Michael Dilherr, Daniel Wülfer und Caspar von Lilienby Almut Laufhütte; Hartmut Laufhütte; Ralf Schuster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 307.00

    Sigmund von Birken?s well-documented correspondence with the Nuremberg scholars Dilherr and Wülfer as well as with Lilien, a theologian from Bayreuth, are major sources for the biographies and literary histories of all four authors and for understanding the social and literary networks of the era. Von Birken?s correspondence with Lilien... more...

  • November 1742 - Februar 1744by Detlef Döring; Franziska Menzel; Rüdiger Otto; Michael Schlott

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 377.00

    The highlights of this volume include the celebration of the 200 th anniversary of Copernicus?s death. Political developments in Europe remain an important concern for Gottsched. He devotes close attention to the situation of German theater in his correspondence with actors and playwrights. The ?literary dispute? with Bodmer and Breitinger... more...

  • The Beauty of a Social Problemby Walter Benn Michaels

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem?s ?beauty and attraction? invisible. In  The Beauty of a Social Problem , Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist-photographers whose work speaks to questions of political... more...

  • Figurationen des Polnischen im Werk Theodor Fontanesby Alexandra Dunkel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study addresses the textual modeling of the Polish language in the works of Theodor Fontane, examining diachronic shifts as well as thematic and narrative constants. Against the backdrop of Poland?s conflicted connection with Prussian history, the author shows that across genres, Poland was made into a major political-aesthetic phenomenon... more...

  • 2014/2015by Gottfried-Benn-Gesellschaft; Joachim Dyck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Published in conjunction with the Gottfried Benn Society, the Benn Forum presents essays, lectures, brief articles, and documents on Benn and literary modernism. A comprehensive, bibliography of authors arranged by period systematically informs the reader about new titles in the primary and secondary literature on Benn. The biannual Benn Forum... more...

  • Geistliches Erzählenby Nicole Eichenberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Despite the richness of its facets, the short religious epic has been largely neglected by scholars until now. This study explores this literary phenomenon using a multi-perspectival descriptive model. Extensive detailed case studies provide basic information and present the genre in its broader literary historical and systematic context.... more...

  • Goethe Yearbook 22by Adrian Daub; Elisabeth Krimmer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 75.00

    Cutting-edge scholarly articles on diverse aspects of Goethe and the Goethezeit, featuring in this volume a special section on environmentalism. more...