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  • 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...

  • Audun and the Polar Bearby William Ian Miller

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Audun's Story is the tale of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland for no other reason than to give it to the Danish king, half a world away. It can justly be listed among the finest pieces of short fiction in world literature. Terse in the best saga style, it spins a story of complex competitive social action, revealing the... more...

  • Remapping Realityby John A. McCarthy

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    This book is about intersections among science, philosophy, and literature. It bridges the gap between the traditional “cultures” of science and the humanities by constituting an area of interaction that some have called a “third culture.” By asking questions about three disciplines rather than about just two, as is customary in... more...

  • Theatralia Judaica IIby Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 119.42

    The analyses in this volume represent a continuation of those presented in »Theatralia Judaica I« on the Jewish contribution to central European theatre from the beginnings of Jewish emancipation to the advent of National Socialism. Since 1945 Jewish-German theatre relations have been marked by the Shoah and its aftermath. In the German-speaking... more...

  • Walter Boehlichby Helmut Peitsch; Helen Thein-Peitsch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 97.70

    Als Walter Boehlich 2006 starb, verwies das Spektrum der Nachrufe ? auf den Literaten und Publizisten über den Kritiker zum Polemiker, Aufklärer und Schulmeister: ?Prototyp des kritischen Intellektuellen? ? auf die wechselnden Orte, von denen aus Boehlich zur literarischen Kultur der Bundesrepublik beitrug: Literaturwissenschaft und Literaturkritik,... more...

  • Käte Hamburgerby Andrea Albrecht; Claudia Löschner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Käte Hamburger ? deren Todestag sich im April 2012 zum zwanzigsten Mal gejährt hat ? zählt zu den bedeutenden Anregerinnen der modernen Literaturwissenschaft. Ihre theoretischen Arbeiten sind immer wieder als innovative, radikal mit der Tradition brechende Impulse gewertet worden, die die Modernisierung und Szientifizierung der Philologien... more...

  • Rudolf Borchardts Anthologienby Stefan Knödler

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 162.87

    Rudolf Borchardt?s anthologies - Deutsche Denkreden, Ewiger Vorrat deutscher Poesie [German Speeches, Eternal Supply of German Poetry] and Der Deutsche in der Landschaft [The German in the Landscape] (1925-27) - differ not only due to the extraordinary canon of comparable collections they are based on, but particularly due to the ruthlessness... more...

  • Heinemann - Henzby Lutz Hagestedt; Wilhelm Kosch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 292.17

    The Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon. Das 20. Jahrhundert [Dictionary of German Literature. The 20th Century] continues, supplements, and extends the Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon . It lists writers from German-speaking countries and authors from elsewhere in Europe who write in German, provided that the main body of their work was produced... more...

  • Neue deutsche Literaturgeschichteby Peter J. Brenner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 27.10

    The third edition of the New History of German Literature follows the successful concept of previous editions. The book covers the development of German literature from the 14th century to the contemporary period. For this new edition the text has been expanded until the present day. The bibliography has been updated and the whole text... more...

  • Heinrich Heine - ein deutscher Europäer im französischen Exilby Ursula Stein

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 63.00

    Der Vortrag zeigt den als Dichter zarter Liebeslyrik weltberühmten Heinrich Heine von einer eher unbekannten Seite: als politischen Schriftsteller, als Kämpfer für die Werte der französischen Revolution und als überzeugten Europäer. Zum Frieden zwischen den Völkern und zu sozialer Gerechtigkeit beizutragen, betrachtet Heine als seine wichtigste... more...