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  • The Vinland Sagasby PENGUIN GROUP (UK); Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 15.98

    One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the... more...

  • Saxby Adolf Muschg

    C.H. Beck 2010; US$ 17.21

    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$ 12.68

    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...

  • Der lange Weg in die Gegenwartsliteraturby Heribert Tommek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    1989 marks the end of post-war literature in Germany. Yet, where is the historical locus of contemporary literature? Unlike attempts to situate contemporary literature in terms of historical events, the present study attempts to develop a structural history based on Pierre Bourdieu?s concept of the ?literary field?, thereby shedding light on the long... more...

  • Niedereggerby Nathalie Klüver

    Wachholtz Verlag 2015; US$ 10.96

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  • Zwischen Erinnerung und Fremdheitby Carsten Gansel; Markus Joch; Monika Wolting

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 45.68

    Biographische Informationen Prof. Dr. Carsten Gansel lehrt Neuere deutsche Literatur und Literatur- und Mediendidaktik an der Universität Gießen. Dr. Markus Joch ist Associate Professor am Department of German Literature der Keio University in Tokyo. Dr. habil. Monika Wolting ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Germanistischen Institut der Universität... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...