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  • Ziemlich bester Schurkeby Josef Müller

    'fontis 2016; US$ 17.99

    Müllers Buch ist nur auf den ersten Blick ein pralles Gangster-Epos. Wer genauer hinsieht, entdeckt ein Buch der Weisheit und Selbsterkenntnis: den Bericht eines reichen Mannes, der alles verlieren musste, um den wahren Reichtum zu finden. more...

  • From Freud To Kafkaby Philippe Refabert

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book takes the reader on a captivating journey leading from an erroneous founding assumption inherited from Freud, to the proposal of a principle better suited to allowing the psychoanalyst to accompany the patient out of his impasse. The founding assumption of the book, already questioned by many analysts among whom Sandor Ferenczi figures as... more...

  • No Man's Landby David W. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    The political events of "annus mirabilis" 1989 marked a rare turning point in world history, but the significance of the year for German literary history is unique. As the 40-year-old German Democratic Republic ceased to exist, so too did the special circumstances which had fostered a literature separate from and in competition with that of the Federal... more...

  • Lesarten ? Die Rezeption des Werks von Edgar Hilsenrathby Patricia Vahsen

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 152.00

    ?Wide-screen book? or ?Night of the Nights?? The verdict of German literary critics was already oscillating between these two extremes in 1978. This controversy, which was ignited by Hilsenrath?s first work Nacht (?Night?) and was specific to Germany compared with the international reception of his work, runs throughout his writing. This... more...

  • Poietischer Realismusby Lars Korten

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 92.27

    The novella from the Age of Realism does not represent literary reality, but literary artificiality. It is characterised by an aesthetic quality which until now has only been commented on marginally. The novellas display 'artfulness' by continuing the Romantic programme through strategies of aestheticisation of both a formal nature (e.g. framing)... more...

  • Der Begriff der Dichtung in der Frühen Neuzeitby Volkhard Wels

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.87

    In the first section the study reconstructs the reception of Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry and the genesis of the concept of fiction. In the second part it reconstructs the history of the concept of inspiration, which around 1500 was still understood to be divine expression, but which in the course of the 16th and 17th century was reinterpreted... more...

  • Schweiz schreibenby Jürgen Barkhoff; Valerie Heffernan

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 92.27

    The volume examines how historically and culturally effective Swiss myths have been re-formed and continued, handed down and criticised especially in more recent Swiss-German literature since the Second World War. With contributors including Adolf Muschg, Peter von Matt and German scholars from Ireland and Great Britainthis volumereflects... more...

  • ?Nach der Mauer der Abgrund??by Norbert Otto Eke

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 95.00

    Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes unterziehen eingeführte Diskurs- und Argumentationslinien der Forschung zur DDR-Literatur einer kritischen Relektüre. Im zeitlichen Anstand von nun bald einem Vierteljahrhundert zum Fall der Mauer richten sie noch einmal den Blick auf Formierungen normativen Handelns im Umgang mit Literatur und damit den VorausSetzungen... more...

  • Zwei Staaten, zwei Literaturen?by Elke Scherstjanoi

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 32.53

    Anfang der 1960er Jahre erlebte die Kulturszene der DDR eine kurze Periode des Tauwetters. Eine Folge war die offene Diskussion über die "Existenz zweier deutscher Staaten und die Lage in der Literatur", die prominente Schriftsteller und Kulturfunktionäre der Ostblockländer vom 1. bis 5. Dezember 1964 in Berlin führten. Das Treffen nahm einen überraschenden... more...

  • Vienna Is Differentby Hillary Hope

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Assessing the impact of fin-de-siècle Jewish culture on subsequent developments in literature and culture, this book is the first to consider the historical trajectory of Austrian-Jewish writing across the 20th century. It examines how Vienna, the city that stood at the center of Jewish life in the Austrian Empire and later the Austrian nation,... more...