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  • Die Gleichgültigenby Christof Rudek

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2010; US$ 31.68

    In bekannten Texten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts begegnen Figuren, deren zentrales Charaktermerkmal in ihrer Gleichgültigkeit liegt. Im Gegensatz zu verwandten Eigenschaften wie Langeweile, Ennui, Weltschmerz oder Mal du Siècle hat dieses Phänomen in der Literaturwissenschaft bisher kaum Beachtung gefunden. Dabei drückt sich in ihm eine radikalere... more...

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    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Straightforward and precise, these poems, almost exclusively in narrative form, beckon the reader with their immediacy. Gracefully confirming the inextricable links between self and family, Hirsch, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for Wild Gratitude , is, at his best, captivating, transforming tremendous respect for and fascination with... more...

  • Lucking Outby James Wolcott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    "How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell.? That would be in the autumn of 1972, when a very young and green James Wolcott arrived from Maryland, full of literary dreams, equipped with a letter of introduction from Norman Mailer, and having no idea what was about to hit him. Landing at a time of accelerating... more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 36.00

    Chaim Potok's The Chosen depicting the Jewish experience in America is examined with a brief biographical sketch to provide insight into the author's life. more...

  • Novemberby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the... more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    Mamet gained regard as a leading American playwright and screenwriter with such works as "The Postman Always Rings Twice and the 1984 Pulitzer Prizewinning play, Glengarry Glen Ross. more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. DeLillo has already established himself as one of the great American novelists; his works include... more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers more...

  • Paul Austerby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    Poet and novelist, essayist and screenwriter, contemporary author Paul Auster's prolific oeuvre includes the critically acclaimed screenplay for "Smoke as well as the novel "Timbuktu. more...

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    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    From the time "J R won the National Book Award in 1976, Gaddis has been recognized as one of the foremost voices in post-war fiction. more...