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  • 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$ 116.15

    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$ 95.02

    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$ 105.59

    Käte Hamburger is a major creative force in modern literary studies. Her theoretical work has contributed substantially to advancing the modernization and scientification of philology. Yet the world of literary scholarship has remained relatively unfamiliar with the theoretical and systemic contexts that were the inspiration for Hamburger?s... more...

  • Rudolf Borchardts Anthologienby Stefan Knödler

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 158.41

    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$ 284.17

    The Dictionary of German Literature. The 20th Century contains authors writing in German whose main work was created in the 20th century. Volume 16 includes articles onJutta Heinrich, Hans-Jürgen Heise, Helmut Heißenbüttel, Bernt von Heiseler, Eckhard Henscheid andKerstin Hensel. In line with the Dictionary's orientation, there are also... more...

  • Neue deutsche Literaturgeschichteby Peter J. Brenner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 26.36

    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$ 47.49

    The presentation on Heinrich Heine to the Berlin Legal Association summarizes the stations of his life, the path of a German European in French exile. more...

  • Sound and Bundyby Amelia Walker

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 13.00

    In 2006, the posthumously-published works of little known poet Jason Silver caused a minor sensation on the Adelaide literary scene. His surreal, image-laden writings offered a raw, confronting portrait of his struggle with bipolar disorder ? the illness which, many said, also drove his creativity. Sensation turned to scandal when a hapless biographer... more...