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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 3.95

    When A Doll's House was first published in 1879 it created a sensation. The play follows the ordinary life of a housewife. Gradually the tensions within her marriage become clear and build to a final, stunning action. The play is widely studied because of its sharp critique of 19th century marriage norms, and its feminist tendencies. more...

  • Staatsinitiative ? Bürgerschaftsengagement ? Kirchenerneuerungby Wolfram Schmitz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 41.29

    Immanuel Hermann Fichtes ?System der Ethik? ist vor dem Hintergrund einer innenpolitischen Erstarrung als Folge der Revolution von 1848 und des in Deutschland sich nahezu gleichzeitig ereignenden wirtschaftlichen ?Take-off? des beginnenden Industriezeitalters verfasst. In direktem Bezug auf diese Umbruchssituation bietet Fichtes Konzeption, die Wolfram... more...

  • Saxby Adolf Muschg

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 19.61

    Es ist nicht die Heizung, wenn es im Haus «zum Eisernen Zeit» im schweizerischen Münsterburg in den Wänden klopft. Die drei jungen Rechtsanwälte, die als «Trockenwohner» in die nicht geheuere Dachwohnung ziehen, scheinen die Wiedergänger eher anzuziehen, als sie zu vertreiben.... more...

  • Böse Spieleby Michael Stavaric

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 14.44

    Ein Mann, der Ich-Erzähler von «Böse Spiele», liebt eine Frau, die mit einem anderen Mann zusammenlebt und mit ihm ein Kind hat, was nichts daran ändert, dass sie sich immer wieder treffen und nach einander verzehren. Aber da gibt es auch noch die andere Frau, die den Ich-Erzähler vergöttert und alles für ihn tun würde, aber auch alles von ihm verlangt.... more...

  • Fahndung nach dem Verfasser des Nibelungen-Liedesby Georg Dattenböck

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 44.40

    Im Nibelungenlied versenkt Hagen den Nibelungenhort an einer verborgenen Stelle am Rhein, die heißt: da ze Loche. Hagen nahm das Geheimnis des genauen Ortes mit In den Tod - Krimhlld schlug Ihm den Kopf ab. In derThldrekssaga sagte der schwerverwundete Hagen heimlich zu Didrik: ?Schaffe mir eine Frau für die Nacht, danach lüstet mich sehr!" Herr... more...

  • The True Story of My Lifeby Hans Christian Andersen; Mary Howitt

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 8.95

    From the translator: No literary labor is more delightful to me than translating the beautiful thoughts and fancies of Hans Christian Andersen. My heart is in the work, and I feel as if my spirit were kindred to his; just as our Saxon English seems to me eminently fitted to give the simple, pure, and noble sentiments of the Danish mind. This True Story... more...

  • Ghostsby Henrik Ibsen; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Fearing rejection by her community, Helene Alving stayed with her philandering husband up until his death. She finds out that her son Osvald not only has congenital syphilis, but is in love with the maid without knowing she is his half-sister. Eventually Mrs. Alving must face the cruel choice of euthanizing her own son as he descends into a syphilitic... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Edmund Gosse; William Archer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler was first published in 1890. Despite premiering the next year to negative reviews, the play since been hailed as a classic work of realism, with the character Hedda being considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles; a female Hamlet. Gabler is actually the character's maiden... 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...

  • 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...