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  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggeby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works... more...

  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell; Stephen Mitchell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.00

    Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. more...

  • The Seasons of the Soulby Hermann Hesse; LUDWIG MAX FISCHER; Andrew Harvey

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    Vowing at an early age ?to be a poet or nothing at all,? Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a... more...

  • The Metamorphosisby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 36.00

    "The Metamorphosis", perhaps Franz Kafka's most widely read work, is the story of a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find he has been transformed into a "gigantic insect." This new Bloom's Guide provides the ideal introduction to this symbolic tale, which has many interpretations. Pointing students... more...

  • Veneration and Revoltby Barry Stephenson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 48.95

    One of the most widely read German authors in the world, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. After his death, his novels enjoyed a revival of popularity, becoming a staple of popular religion and spirituality in Europe and North America. Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism is the first... more...

  • Max Kommerellby Christian Weber

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Die intellektuelle Biographie des Literaturwissenschaftlers Max Kommerell (1902-1944) stellt ein brisantes, doch erst in Ansätzen erschlossenes Kapitel der deutschen und europäischen Wissenschafts- und Kulturgeschichte in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts dar. Durch seine Doppelbegabung als Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler und durch... more...

  • 2009/2010by Norbert Christian Wolf; Rosmarie Zeller

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 152.00

    Das Musil-Forum , Publikationsorgan der Internationalen Robert-Musil-Gesellschaft, ist eine interdisziplinäre Plattform für die Erforschung der Literatur der klassischen Moderne und insbesondere des Werks von Robert Musil (1880-1942). Den Schwerpunkt bilden Beiträge zu Leben und Werk Musils, zur österreichischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Gottfried Bennby Joachim Dyck

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 32.53

    Gottfried Benn (1886-1956) is one of the most significant modern German lyric poets. This introduction to his life and work provides a concise biography, a characterisation of his complete works, and a selected bibliography. For students and those with an interest in literature it opens up an informative first approach to understanding his... more...

  • Sonnets to Orpheusby Rainer Maria Rilke; David Young; David Young

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    An accomplished poet?s first and only sonnet sequence. more...

  • Nelly Sachsby Elaine Martin

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 97.70

    Nelly Sachs. The Poetics of Silence and the Limits of Representation examines the poetry of the Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish poet Nelly Sachs. It firstly shifts established patterns of reception by analysing the author?s reception in East and West Germany after the war and the role she came to play in the Federal Republic as a representative... more...